Cornwall Alliance â€œInsecticide for me, but not for theeâ€ is the usual refrain for rich environmentalists. The return of West West Nile virus to New York starts a new verse of the same song. Let the spraying beginâ€”in wealthy New York, but not in poor Africa.
The ironies would be delicious if they werenâ€™t so tragic:â€¢In New York one canâ€™t buy food cooked in certain oils (banned by government). Many sub-Saharan Africans wish they could buy foodâ€”period.
â€¢Mayor Bloomberg wants to ban all kinds of snacks. Sub-Saharan Africans would love to have them shipped there. â€¢No more than 16 ounces of soda for you New Yorkers! Sub-Saharan Africans wish they could get safe drinking water. â€¢Can one buy useful bug spray in New York? Can sub-Saharan Africans buy much of anything?
Read More: http://www.cornwallalliance.org/newsletter/issue/newsletter-september-12-2012/
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