Betty, I love your idea for a movie! Sometimes we who seek organic ag are too pedantic and too boring for the regular folks--your movie would be a wonderful solution to this.
I am currently researching pesticide drift, including inversion layers (frequent here where I live), and at a conference, someone told me that pesticides are not measured nor are they counted when the Regional Air Quality Board or Management Agency does its thing. I have yet to verify that but will get around to it soon. This may go all the way up to the state of California. I'll post when I find out the answer.
I'm sorry to hear about your brother's death and subsequent treatment. It seems that some people would much rather keep their heads firmly stuck in the sand rather than learn that those chemicals used so freely are really dangerous.
I recently reread Rachel Carson's Silent Spring. When I found that she died of cancer two years after its publication, I was horrified, saddened, and energized. The chemical companies really dug into her during that whole time. The same song gets played here, too: profits over people.
Let's hope all this talking on the Internet will result in swifter more just actions in the near future. The town where I live sends so many children to the Standford University Children's Hospital with cancer that one nurse said they should start a bus line. It has got to stop and soon!
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