Agribusiness Lobby Kills DDT Regulations: El Cabildeo de la Agroindustria Acaba con las Regulaciones del DDT
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The photo depicts a plane used to spray DDT (an insecticide developed in the 1940s) which was used by agricultural businesses throughout the United States to enhance their productivity. The article discusses how grower/agricultural businesses used this harmful chemical on crops and over farm workers while they worked, despite knowledge that using such products would cause a negative impact on a human's nervous system, liver, kidneys, and immune system. Furthermore, the writers explain that several of the bills that were proposed to regulate DDT would outlaw it by 1971. However, when the year approached, they began to deregulate DDT, arguing that it was the only pesticide that was able to produce the effect that corporations needed.
Agriculture, DDT, Regulations, Senator John Nejedly, Chemicals, unemployment bill, Senator Howard Way, Department of Agriculture, State Legislature
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"Agribusiness Lobby Kills DDT Regulations: El Cabildeo de la Agroindustria Acaba con las Regulaciones del DDT" (1969). Subjects. 54.