To the Editor: Too Many Chemicals

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Too Many Chemicals 

This letter is in response to Tech Specialist P. L. Hipkins’ letter in the September issue defending the use of the pesticide Krenite on our roadsides. I know that Ms. Hipkins’ extensive work at Virginia Tech involving research on and promotion of pesticides gives her expertise about these deadly substances, but some of us are deeply concerned about the bigger picture. The chemical revolution, while it brought us many benefits, has also burdened us with unintended consequences we will be lamenting for generations to come. So, Ms. Hipkins, when Tech specialists start paying attention to the interconnected, interdependent nature we live in, I’ll start paying attention to you!

Mollee Merrill
Afton