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What do You Know About DDT?

My daughter, a freshman in high school, participates in a scholastic program that goes by the name National History Day. She teamed with three classmates this year to produce a video inspired by the theme Debate & Diplomacy: Successes, Failures, Consequences.

National History Day (NHD) rules give teams enormous latitude to choose topics that fit the year’s theme. Consequently, you’ll see dozens of snippets of history at an NHD competition. Teams compete locally and winners gather from across the state. In a two-day state-wide competition, only two teams from each division (high school team video being a division) go on to the national competition. My daughter’s team is one of those two!

So, What About Kitchen Gardening?

The national-competition-worthy video my daughter’s team produced is a documentary about the debate over the use and effects of DDT.

I’m old. It was breaking news in my childhood when scientists discovered that DDT was decimating the peregrine falcon and bald eagle populations in the United States. There was never a question in my mind that DDT was a terrible, terrible product and that’s all I knew. Then I watched my daughter’s team’s video…

You know? I’ve so many more thoughts to offer, but instead I invite you to share my experience: please watch the video. It’s long; ten minutes. But I hope you’ll take the time to see it through and then leave a comment.


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