Table of Contents, story #8:
The Man Who Ejaculated Ovum
What we put into nature has a way of coming back to haunt us in unexpected ways. An herbicide that is banned in every country expect The United States is suspected of altering the sex of male fish. So, what happens if human males eat to many of these contaminated fish? Biomagnification!.
So, the title of this story is fun - right? Anyway, If you have not heard of an herbicide that is being studied because male fish and amphibians in contaminated water are changing sex, becoming female, that you need to read up on atrazine.
Biomagnification is a process that Rachel Carson made popular in her book Silent Spring. DDT was making its way up the food chain. Thus, I think that if fish - we eat fish - are swapping sex due to atrazine runoff in lakes in streams from our industrialized agricultural system, we need to watchful. Don't you?
OK, stay tuned for updates.