Introduction and Summary
This document provides evidence that, unwittingly or otherwise, a long-term strategy has existed with the aim of putting the pesticides industry in charge of human health and biodiversity. In 2008, under the Editorship of Eric Chivian MD and Aaron Bernstein MD (from the Center for Human Health and the Global Environment, Harvard Medical School) the book Sustaining Life. How human health depends on biodiversity was published by Oxford University Press. It won the award for best biology book of 2008. Sadly, it was already too late. Over the last 20 years or so, a series of new agrochemical compounds have been authorised by Regulatory Authorities around the world. Two in particular, the systemic neonicotinoid insecticides and genetically-engineered crops have caused gross contamination of the environment. These agrochemicals are the silent destroyers of human health and global biodiversity. GM crops are now being authorised at such a rate around the world that they cannot possibly have been adequately tested for their long-term effects. Independent scientists who have warned of the hazards of these chemicals have been completely ignored by governments. Those who reported inconvenient truths have lost their jobs, or had their departments closed down, or been publically vilified by the scientific community.
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