DuPont's Herbicide Goes Rogue
By Jim Hightower
In the corporate world's tortured language, workers are no longer fired. They just experience an "employment adjustment." But the most twisted euphemism I've heard in a long time comes from DuPont: "We are investigating the reports of these unfavorable tree symptoms," the pesticide maker recently stated.
How unfavorable? Finito, flat-lined, the tree is dead. Not just one tree, but hundreds of thousands all across the country are suffering the final "symptom."
At first, DuPont tried to dodge responsibility, claiming that landscape workers might be applying the herbicide improperly. The corporation even urged customers to "be patient and leave the tree corpses on their lawns to see if they'd come back to life in a few years". - Said Dupont spokesman Monty Python pictured in this instructional video.
DuPont has its work cut out for it if it is going to get control of this situation before these trees are cut down, shredded and moved to municipal compost piles to be applied to your vegetable garden.
So do State and Federal governments.
Unfortunately it aint going to happen folks.