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Dr. Rutledge and his team take an in depth look into a disease that has killed more people than any disease ever known, Malaria, and tackle the wrongful banning of the chemical DDT.

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Dr. Rutledge and his team take an in depth look into a disease that has killed more people than any disease ever known -- Malaria. They interview African, Indian, and US Governments, charitable organizations, scientists, politicians, doctors, clinics, victims, and survivors. They explore and expose the politics of domestic and international policies and find the evidence that the public never truly understood. What they find is astonishing. The greatest ecological genocide in the known history of man is laid bare -- the 1972 ban of an extraordinary life-protecting chemical DDT. This is politics -- the cold brutal crookedness that kills with a stroke of a pen. Shortsightedness of governmental and environmental policies is causing the deaths of millions and the suffering of billions. When the EPA, Greenpeace, World Wildlife Fund, and Sierra refused interviews, Dr. Rutledge knew he had touched a nerve. For businessmen and women to endorse and encourage "alternatives" while a safe and ... Written by Anonymous

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The story of DDT: The most loved and hated chemical on the planet

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Expose proving DDT is safe and malaria is preventable right now
24 September 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A no compromises, no holds barred look at the agenda behind the banning of DDT. The movie depicts one doctor's search for the truth about DDT, perhaps the most hated and loved chemical on the planet. For 40 days he travels around the globe, looking for answers. What he finds isn't pretty. The claims made about DDT including that it is a cancer causing agent, that it is responsible for egg shell thinning and the reduction in eagle populations are all rebutted with hard, scientific evidence. The agenda behind the ban is openly revealed - politics and power. It would have been improved had many of the organisations and individuals who supported the banning of DDT, been willing to be interviewed - unfortunately they did not take up the offer. I wonder why not?

In conclusion, this is a movie that you will want to see again. There are moments of humour, moments of tragedy, moments of unspeakable suffering, and moments of uplift. Most of all, there are moments of insight. See it for yourself and reach your own conclusions about DDT.


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