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"I'm strictly an ivory-tower person. I can explain things but I can't do things."
- Isaac Asimov

Tri-D  
  A remarkable pesticide.  

...a heavy mist of the deadly Tri-D solution, the pesticide that had revolutionized agriculture, eliminated the bee from nature, and given us fruits and vegetables of undreamed-of perfection but very high toxicity.
From The Morning of the Day They Did It, by E.B. White.
Published by The New Yorker Magazine in 1950
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See also the anti-Tri-D shot from the same story.

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