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Read "Poison Spring"

I spoke recently to Tony Mitra, a Canadian journalist, about the danger of pesticides. The danger is twofold: pesticides are toxic petrochemicals and governments approve them with scant if any evidence of safety. Add the uncertainty of the industry testing its own products and the mixture becomes hazardous. I urge you to inform yourself by listening to the interview (below) and, above all, read my book: "Poison Spring."

Glyphosate Talk - Sunrise Center

Download MP3 (Making Contact, Radio Project)

It's time to declare a truce in the chemical war on weeds - Seattle GMO |

It's time to declare a truce in the chemical war on weeds - Seattle GMO |

"As the war on weeds gears up for summer, the London-based Institute for Science in Society publishes a Manifesto on Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup®. The Manifesto was published today, June 8, and already 155 scientists and medical professionals have signed, calling on all governments to ban glyphosate-based herbicides. 

The Manifesto states in part:

“We, the undersigned international scientists and medical professionals, call on governments at all levels to ban the spraying of glyphosate herbicides. As professionals who have read the literature on glyphosate herbicides and their effects, we have concluded that they are causing irreparable harm. 

 The World Health Organization’s recent reclassification of glyphosate as a 'probable human carcinogen' is only a small part of the known toxicity of glyphosate herbicides. Chronic exposure to glyphosate herbicides is associated…

Presentation, Beyond Pesticides Forum, Orlando, Florida, April 17-18, 2015

From Agricultural Justice, Age of Organics, and Alligators, the 33rd National Pesticide Forum. 

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Town Hall Seattle presentation of "Poison Spring," April 13, 2014

The EPA’s Hidden Secret 7:30PM, Sunday, April 13, 2014 Audio Player 00:00 00:00 Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.

Texas Public Radio Interview, April 8, 2015.

The EPA has a reputation as a liberal, green agency working towards conserving our natural resources. But how true is this assumption? Listen Listening... 21:00 Listen to our conversation here. Author E.G. Vallianatos worked for twenty-five years at the EPA, which he says he loves, but is not afraid to criticize. In his book Poison Spring, Vallianatos asks if the EPA shouldn’t be renamed the “Polluter Protection Agency.” Due to scientific evidence indicating high rates of pollution in today’s world, that criticism raises important questions.

The Deleterious Effects of the Pesticides-Government-Industrial Complex in Oregon

TUESDAY, 27 JANUARY 2015 / TRUTH-OUT.ORG In 10 Years, No One in Helsinki Will Even Want to Own a Car: Three Simple Ideas That Are Making Cities Sustainable From Finland to California, the cities of the future are here.