Sunday, March 29, 2009

Pesticide Furadan on 60 Minutes

The video above is a preview of a fascinating segment that 60 Minutes just had the on their program about lions in Africa and a well-known pesticide. Many farmers remember the restricted use insecticide/nematicide/miticide, Furadan (FMC Corporation). Furadan has a 24(c) registration label.

Apparently, Kenyans are using it to poison and terminate lions that kill their cattle. After a member of their herd is killed, Furadan is sprinkled on the carcass so that every other lion, or any animal, that feeds on that meat becomes poisoned and dies.

Kenyans can purchase a container of Furadan for only $2.

The read/learn more about this story visit Poison Takes Toll on Africa's Lions.

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