Skip to main content

View Diary: Monsanto Buys Out Leading Bee Research Firm (163 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Anyone can walk into a garden store and buy (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    in the Trees

    the broadleaf herbicides that comprised Agent Orange, 50:50% 2,4,5-T and 2,4-D.  Roundup is much less toxic to mammals, at least for acute exposures.

    Where are we, now that we need us most?

    by Frank Knarf on Tue Apr 24, 2012 at 02:24:43 PM PDT

    [ Parent ]

    •  Hell, I was the official Chlordane sprayer around (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      Frank Knarf

      my house as a kid -- mix it with water in a 1-gallon jug with a pump sprayer and around the house I'd go. No mask, no gloves, no notion that it was in any way harmful.

      Didn't have a clue what the stuff was until I moved into a new place in 1980 and my next door neighbor completely freaked out when she saw me blissfully spraying away.

      Yeehaw.

      "I'm not going to censor myself to comfort your ignorance." - Jon Stewart

      by here4tehbeer on Tue Apr 24, 2012 at 11:05:31 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  Yep. I remember having Chlordane sprayed (1+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        here4tehbeer

        around the foundation multiple times to stop termites.  We kids spent lots of happy hours in the basement, trying to  avoid contracting chlor acne.

        Then when we ran around outside and got tar on our bare feet the grown-ups would wash it off with gasoline.  It's amazing any of us are still here.

        Where are we, now that we need us most?

        by Frank Knarf on Wed Apr 25, 2012 at 06:50:45 AM PDT

        [ Parent ]

        •  Oh yeah - the Skippy peanut butter jar half-filled (0+ / 0-)

          with *leaded* 90 octane all-purpose miracle cleaner sitting on the garage shelf next to all the other toxic liquids and powders.

          Good times :)

          "I'm not going to censor myself to comfort your ignorance." - Jon Stewart

          by here4tehbeer on Wed Apr 25, 2012 at 09:00:27 AM PDT

          [ Parent ]

    •  Correction. 2,4,5-T is no longer available, (0+ / 0-)

      having been phased out due to dioxin contamination concerns.

      Where are we, now that we need us most?

      by Frank Knarf on Wed Apr 25, 2012 at 07:57:51 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site