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November 27, 2012: Rachel Was Wrong

Posted By Ryan Young On November 27, 2012 @ 3:51 pm In All Episodes | Comments Disabled

Senior Fellow Angela Logomasini [1] talks about her forthcoming CEI study, “Rachel Was Wrong: Agrochemicals’ Benefits to Human Health and the Environment.” Fifty years ago in her book Silent Spring, Carson argued that pesticides and other chemicals would increase cancer rates; they have actually gone down despite increased life expectancy. Carson argued that chemicals would reduce environmental quality; indicators have actually improved almost across the board, and high-yield farming feeds more people while leaving more habitat for wildlife. Carson argued that chemicals would increase food-borne illnesses; again, they have gone down.

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[1] Angela Logomasini: http://cei.org/expert/angela-logomasini

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