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Jay Vroom and Ken Cook Discuss Silent Spring
Jay Vroom and Ken Cook Interview
CropLife America’s Jay Vroom recently sat down with Ken Cook, president and co-founder of the Environmental Working Group (EWG), for a discussion on Rachel Carson's Silent Spring. In a conversation moderated by Orion Samuelson, radio broadcaster on WGN Radio and host of This Week in Agribusiness, Jay and Ken discussed the 50 year anniversary of the book and its impacts on agriculture, science and the environment. The conversation focused on various topics including how the book impacted their personal lives and career choices, changes in the crop protection industry since 1962, and whether any issues are still relevant today. Watch the video for yourself, and see the areas of common ground that both participants found! CropLife America would like to thank both Ken Cook and Orion Samuelson for their participation.
The full 28 minute interview can be seen in its entirety here.