The culmination of a six-month investigation by Truthout’s Mike Ludwig, this story reveals who is really beating the drums of America’s biggest ecological war. A small organic oyster farm has fought for 20 years against pesticide sprays near its waters. The pesticides that finally caused the farm to shut down were not sprayed by big oyster farms, but by government agencies conducting a massive chemical eradication of an unwanted marsh grass. The small farm’s fight to survive sheds new light on a heated debate within the environmental movement over so-called “invasive species” and a cozy relationship among the biotech industry, the government and conservationists.
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