I'm not really that deeply motivated to engage with journals or 
other background material especially, just occasionally moved to 
contribute something hopefully useful to this list. (As well as 
expressing some of my own views.) I appreciate your sharing 
the observation, however. 
  I presume you're familiar with the history of Novartis and their 
proprietary relation to DDT via Ciba-Geigy?
  The web version of their "company history" doesn't mention this 
-- or LSD [Sandoz] -- but a big company brochure of theirs I have 
mentions both:
  ciao.   James

Date: Sat, 18 Jul 2015 07:41:39 -0400
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Subject: Re: Ruthless Power and Deleterious Politics: From DDT to Roundup
To: [log in to unmask]

Hi Jim
Perhaps you would like to make this point as a comment below the article?
Its easy to log on.
I will forward your point to the author but if you want readers to know, that would be the best way.
Thanks very much
On Jul 18, 2015, at 1:32 AM, Jim West wrote:

Please note that EPA's Vallianatos misrepresents Morton Biskind.

Biskind's major contribution actually is -- that the great polio epidemics (post-WWII) were mainly pesticide epidemics, causation concealed by the CDC etc.

I brought Biskind, the buried, disconnected author, to the modern era with publication of my independent DDT/polio research in June 2000 issue of Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients.

In all of Biskind's work, Vallianatos quotes the same paragraphs I have quoted in 2000, though omitting Biskind's references to polio.



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