The legacy and lessons of America’s most notorious chemical

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The story of DDT, America’s most notorious and most studied toxic chemical, holds many lessons. It illuminates that we know very little about the thousands of chemicals released on the market, the vast majority of which are hardly regulated by the federal government. Scientists are just beginning to understand the impacts of the various generations of pesticides and insecticides on …

AP STORY: America at the Tipping Point

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After living for some time in Central California, America’s top farming region – where more than 250 different fruits and vegetables are grown! – you can’t help but notice the disparities and imbalance. On one side, the farmworkers, who often earn wages well below the poverty line – because farm labor is a seasonal occupation and because it pays little. …