Sunday, June 16, 2013

Needed, A Rachel Carson in India

Not silent, loud enough to take note

Buy Silent Spring
With its recognition as one on the most influential books of the last century, 'Silent Spring' could change the opinions of farmers and Govt. of USA on the use of DDT. Opposing lobbies could not succeed in discouraging her.

With rampant use of chemicals and pesticides becoming part of farming in India, farmers are embracing the cousin of DDT, Endosulfan and other insecticides, without clear awareness of the dangers it is bringing to them. Cancer patients in Punjab or Keralites suffering from chronic diseases are waiting for a Rachel Carlson  to tell them the roots of their diseases lie in what they use for increasing farming output but at the cost of their own lives.

Silent Spring (Penguin Modern Classics)

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