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Fateful Harvest: The True Story of a Small Town, a Global Industry, and a Toxic Secret

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I see soil in a new light, and I wonder about my own lawn and garden. What have I sprinkled on my backyard? Is somebody using my home, my food, to recycle toxic waste? It seems unbelievable, outlandish — but what if it's true?

A riveting exposé, Fateful Harvest tells the story of Patty Martin — the mayor of a small Washington town called Quincy — who discovers American industries are dumping toxic waste into farmers' fields and home gardens by labeling it "fertilizer." She becomes outraged at the failed crops, sick horses, and rare diseases in her town, as well as the threats to her children's health. Yet, when she blows the whistle on a nationwide problem, Patty Martin is nearly run out of town.

Duff Wilson, whose Seattle Times series on this story was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, provides the definitive account of a new and alarming environmental scandal. Fateful Harvest is a gripping study of corruption and courage, of recklessness and reckoning. It is a story that speaks to the greatest fears — and ultimate hope — in us all.

About the Author

Duff Wilson is a reporter at the Seattle Times. His work has been awarded a Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting from Harvard University and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. He lives near Seattle with his wife and two children.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060931834
Subtitle:
The True Story of a Small Town, a Global Industry, and a Toxic Secret
Author:
Wilson, Duff
Publisher:
Harper Paperbacks
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
American
Subject:
Environmental
Subject:
Public Policy
Subject:
Hazardous wastes
Subject:
Fertilizers
Subject:
Fertilizer industry.
Subject:
Factory and trade waste as fertilizer
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Public Policy - General
Subject:
Local authors
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Environmental Science
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Perennial ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
370
Publication Date:
20021015
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.06x5.32x.80 in. .57 lbs.

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