Misinformation Hard at Work
Our culture of outrage has caused big problems and the agricultural industry has been on the receiving end more often than not. An article in The Business Farmer covers a certain pesticide, Alar, that was banned in the United States due to faulty research and agenda driven activists. The knee jerk reaction of Alar can equated to the knee jerk reactions of legislation in water quality analysis, pesticides, and air quality standards.
An overreaction to an issue is often faulty. Our recommendation: Think rationally and do your research (the right kind of research, not just the kind that is cathartic and does not challenge your worldview).
Check out the article below for an example of overreaction and the power of misguided people.