"If the poisonings don't stop, the fate of the African lion may be
Lions in East-Africa are being poisoned by a pesticide that is banned
in the European Union and will probably soon be banned in the US for
all food crops. It's called Carbofuran and it's used to "control
insects and other pests on crops such as corn, rice and sorghum".
Unfortunately, it's also used to poison lions...
Ummm, "probably soon banned from the U.S."?
"Of course, it's hard to blame the company if its product is misused,
but this story is just a reminder that pesticides are after all
poisons, and that even when used properly, they have an impact on
ecosystems. Organic agriculture should be used whenever possible; and
problems with "pests" are often much smaller when we don't have large