Henk A. Tennekes

Henk A. Tennekes (born in 1950 in Zutphen, The Netherlands) graduated from the Agricultural University of Wageningen in 1974 and performed his Ph.D. work at Shell Research Ltd in Sittingbourne, Kent, UK. He worked at the German Cancer Research Centre in Heidelberg, Germany from 1980-1985 during which time Hermann Druckrey (1904-1994) became his mentor. Tennekes’ intimate knowledge of Druckrey’s groundbreaking research culminated in his recent discovery that the mode of action of widely used neonicotinoid insecticides has much in common with that of chemical carcinogens. Realising the dire consequences of environmental pollution with these insecticides, he decided to write this book to warn the general public about an impending environmental catastrophe.

"Knowing what I do, there would be no future peace for me if I kept silent..."

Rachel Carson