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- adj. Opposing the use of pesticides.
Given the uncertainty, though, it seems close to hyperbole for Mr. Jacobsen to predict a "silent catastrophe" and a "fruitless fall" (a variation on Rachel Carson's antipesticide polemic of 1962, "Silent Spring") or to describe CCD as a "plague."
Rachel: The Story of Rachel Carson, by Amy Ehrlich, is a picture-book biography of the "Silent Spring" author and antipesticide pioneer.