The controversy surrounding neonicotinoids is already resulting in the environmentalist groups and their allies in the media comparing pesticides to DDT. Back in 2012 when there were commemorations of the 50th anniversary of the publishing of Rachel Carson’s book Silent Spring, ReasonTV interviewed author Andrew Morriss who authored the book Silent Spring at 50: The False Crises of Rachel Carson. In this interview, Professor Morris correctly points out the genocide that resulted from Carson’s pseudoscience that lead to restrictions and non-use of DDT. The consequences of what happened when DDT was no longer used to control malaria have the potential to repeat themselves if pesticides, like neonics, are banned. Instead, this time what is at stake is our food supply. The mistakes of the past provide a clear example of what will happen if we repeat them.