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DDT – okay in Africa after all?

Tom Addiscott

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The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) may have seen sense after all. A report in the New York Times says that Richard Liroff, its expert on toxins, said he could accept the use of DDT when necessary in malaria programs. Greenpeace seems to be backing off, too. Great news? But what about the millions of Africans who have been killed by the WWF/ Greenpeace campaign against DDT? What do Elizabeth Salter Green and her WWF friends propose to do about them? Or, more to the point, what do the rest of us propose to do about a case of mass manslaughter? We can’t just pretend it didn’t happen.

If millions of civilians were killed off in a war, there would be a war crimes tribunal. But these people were killed to save the bald eagle, so it must be OK? Even if the bald eagle was on another continent?

Tom Addiscott, UK

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