YouTube Video: Pesticides in Alberta: Alberta Primetime

Pesticides in Alberta

Original Air Date: Monday, May 09, 2011

Alberta municipalities are under renewed pressure to go pesticide-free as organizations, including the Canadian Cancer Society, draw links to cancer, ADHD and Parkinson’s disease. Proponents claim pesticides are necessary to control the growing list of plants prohibited under Alberta’s Weed Control Act. They also point to stringent Health Canada regulations. Do pesticides pose a health risk? Is enough being done to promote alternatives, and is a ban on pesticides realistic? Joining us for this discussion is Nigel Bowles, Executive Director of Landscape Alberta Nursery Trades; Elisabeth Beaubien from the Pesticide-Free Edmonton Coalition; and Paul Laflamme, head of the Pest Surveillance Branch of Alberta Agriculture

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