Accession Number:

AD0836224

Title:

AGRICULTURAL POISONS IN FOODSTUFFS CAN BE COMBATTED WITH MICROBES

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

FORT DETRICK FREDERICK MD

Report Date:

1963-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

The current large-scale poisoning nature by agriculture and forestry through chemical pesticides can probably be counteracted with microbes. Such preparations as DDT have entered foodstuffs along with the crops and have received the blame for cases of cancer in children, among other matters. By way of insects, agricultural poisons have affected birds, which have been poisoned. What is new in the situation is the fact that it is believed microbes can be produced which will render the poisons harmless. Primary responsibility is laid upon agriculturists, but microbiologists are prepared to help.

Subject Categories:

  • Microbiology
  • Air Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE