Mechanized Poison: Chemicals in California Agriculture 1958-65

Poisons in California Agriculture: A Capital Input for Profit Just as agribusiness in California turned to mechanization of planting, watering and harvesting to reduce labor costs and increase profits, so too did it turn to chemical pesticide poisons and fertilizers derived … Continue reading

Massive use of Chemicals in Agriculture

When Harvey took this photo in 1964 in San Joaquin County, California, industrial agriculture was just beginning to apply massive amounts of poisons to our food.   These workers today would probably be wearing protective suits, masks, and rubber gloves.  Parathion poisoning … Continue reading