Self-Sufficient Living and 145,000 Cats

Originally posted on Bealtaine Cottage:
A Salutary Lesson To treat a malaria outbreak in Borneo in the 1950s, the World Health Organization (WHO) sprayed DDT to kill mosquitoes.  But the DDT also killed parasitic wasps which were controlling thatch-eating caterpillars. As a result, the thatched roofs of many homes fell down, and the DDT-poisoned insects…

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