Environmental groups have been making a big stink about the herbicide 2,4-D for many years. Yet, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency just determined it was perfectly fine to keep using it. To which we say, Steph Curry, the golden boy of the Golden State Warriors, is deadly. 2,4-D, on the other hand, is not. Sure, this is out of the ordinary. That said, enjoy.
Will wonders never cease? Strident toxic atrazine mythologizer Tyrone Hayes of UC-Berkeley finds no evidence of amphibian effects from the common, safe and effective herbicide.
Hank Campbell of Science 2.0 points out the vast gulf between journalism and pandering in an irresponsible way merely to get attention, whatever the cost to sound science and public health. Same concern applies to phony research targeting chemicals.