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archival data discovered #7

 archival data discovered #7

poking through a file on insecticides
after ww2 we all embraced DDT
till silent spring let us know the sheer
horror I think it was banned (it still
got sold to third world countries) no
more mention in our records archer
daniels midland was a small company
operating out of minnesota in the 30’s
monsanto wasn’t much yet either a
letter from my father to an entomology
prof at UW ’57 (J.W.Apple): “We felt
we had the answer in Delson A & D. But
half the can is covered with directions
warning the buyer against getting it on
himself and what to do if it does. It’s
enough to scare the bejesus out of me
and when my wife studied a sample can
I brought in the kitchen she took a pair
of tongs and dropped it out of doors.”
(a 1957 sales manager for ISOAX is J.C.
Yapp a story in itself I won’t tell here)
at present 2018 everybody still has the
eternal roundup though that is finally
causing alarm its makers fattened on it
now promote di-camba a far more deadly
poison rachel carson where are you now

©2018 Jacqueline Jackson

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