This great post 100 Things you Should Know About DDT is a fascenating read. This nauseated but did not surprise me.
11. Population control advocates blamed DDT for increasing third world population. In the 1960s, World Health Organization authorities believed there was no alternative to the overpopulation problem but to assure than up to 40 percent of the children in poor nations would die of malaria. As an official of the Agency for International Development stated, "Rather dead than alive and riotously reproducing."Every item on the list has a verifiable citation. Enjoy.
[Desowitz, RS. 1992. Malaria Capers, W.W. Norton & Company]