Biology: The Pest-Ridden Spring

The chemical industry had its day on Capitol Hill last week as its spokesmen testified before a Senate committee that is looking into the problem of pesticide control. But hardly anyone seemed to be listening. Marine Biologist Rachel Carson rated TV coverage for spelling the possible dangers of indiscriminate spraying. The chemical men rated a few inches on the inside pages of a few newspapers as they explained the possible dangers of indiscriminate controls aimed at wiping out pesticides instead of pests.

Buried in the long, dull testimony were items that might well...

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