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Rachel Carson is 100

On May 27, 2007 it will be 100 years since Rachel Carson was born. She was one of the very first people to alert the Western world about the benefits of organic farming and the dangers inherent in spraying farms with poisonous checmicals.

Her book, ‘Silent Spring’, was published in America in 1962, and influenced an entire generation. The silence she referred to in the title was her own observation that there was less and less birdsong every spring.

Her combination of thorough research and inspiring rhetoric makes Rachel Carson one of the world’s foremost ecologists.


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