Greenpeace and WWF Approve DDT


Well, at least half-heartedly. New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof writes an op/ed "It's Time to Spray DDT" which quotes spokespeople from Greenpeace and the World Wildlife Fund as saying that spraying the demonized pesticide DDT to prevent malaria from killing 1-3 million poor people per year is now OK. Thanks guys.

While the broadcast spraying of DDT on crops did adversely affect some raptors, DDT has never been shown to harm human beings. reason argued that the global DDT ban needed to be lifted years ago and it's well past time for ideological environmentalists drop their opposition to using this life saving pesticide to prevent malaria.