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In 1983, doctors around the world were noting a pulse of accidental deaths and suicides related to the use or misuse or mis-labeling of Paraquat, a revolutionary, but dangerous, agrochemical allowing farmers to plant without plowing (no-till farming). This was the first magazine feature by Andrew Revkin, the longtime science journalist who writes the Dot Earth blog for The New York Times. http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com
The story won an Investigative Reporters & Editors Award.