DDT a problem of 30-50 years ago?

Pierre A Plauzoles plauzolesp at bigvalley.net
Fri Aug 4 03:43:56 EDT 2000

Roger Kuhlman wrote:

> In the discussion of the trustworthiness and responsibility of the pesticide
> industry it was claimed that DDT was a mistake of 30 to 50 years ago. I
> thought I heard that DDT is stilled being marketed and sold in the Third
> World. If true, I would doubt this activity represents corporate
> responsibility.

I believe you are right.  In fact, if what I heard is correct, which I fervently
hope it is not, some US companies may even be involved in this activity, maybe
even exporting DDT being currently produced in US plants specifically for
foreign markets.  If my memory of world history serve me well, it is precisely
this kind of attitude (with regard to opium) that sparked the Boxer Rebellion
against the British in China.  Do we really want theis kind of reaction,
especially with China's present capabilities to use and/or export nuclear
weapons?  Personally, I think not.

Pierre A Plauzoles
sphinxangelorum at bigfoot.com

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