Speaking-Out Against Cottam Ghost-Writer
Re: « No amount of pesticide safe if uses is cosmetic » ( Daily News, Jan. 24, 2012 )
Once again a letter by anti-pesticide activist K. Jean Cottam has made some MISLEADING statements that should be challenged.
As with previous letters, the statement that regulatory decisions by the Pesticide Management Regulatory Agency-Health Canada ( PMRA ) are arbitrary is FALSE.
Canada has some of the HIGHEST STANDARDS IN THE WORLD for pesticide use, and the tests done to determine the safety of pesticides are based on INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS.
Companies who wish to gain approval for any pesticide must follow an extensive series of regulations ― with TESTS DETERMINED BY THE GOVERNMENT.
Skipping a test or not supplying all of the data including control data will absolutely block permission to commercialize any new pesticide.
Approximately 350 professionals at PMRA work to ensure pesticide use in Canada is done with minimal risk to the public and environment.
If Cottam has issues with the science, please bring them to the attention of Health Canada and PMRA.
I am sure the professional scientists at the PMRA would be very happy to evaluate her science-based concerns.
Canadians are very fortunate to have ONE OF THE BEST, MOST RIGOROUS PESTICIDE REGULATION SYSTEMS IN THE WORLD.
That is a fact.
Cottam is UNABLE to produce peer-reviewed science that demonstrates undue risks to our youth, or any other segment of our population, so it is past time to stop insinuating the PMRA and Health Canada are not doing an excellent job of protecting Canadians.
Quoting the Canadian Cancer Society CARRIES NO SCIENTIFIC WEIGHT.
It is a lobby organization that spends 78 per cent of the money it raises on things OTHER THAN supporting cancer research.
As for demanding risk-free anything … it does not exist.
Not using well-regulated pesticides or using « naturally derived pesticides » which are exempt from the bans, ALSO HAVE RISKS.
Vancouver Island University
Nanaimo, British Columbia
January 26th, 2012
Letter to the Editor
Post Media News
BACKGROUND INFORMATION FROM AN INDEPENDENT PERSPECTIVE
The ANTICS of Anti-Pesticide Activists like COTTAM remind us of the antics in the film Horse Feathers.
In the opening act, Wagstaff and a group of college professors SING AND DANCE in full academic robes and mortar-board hats ―
« I don’t care what you have to say. It makes no difference anyway. Whatever it is, I’m against it ! »
Anti-Pesticide Activists have the VERY SAME SONG AND DANCE.
Anti-Pesticide Activists are AGAINST pest control products.
NON-EXPERT Anti-Pesticide Activist who LIE and MIS-INFORM about pest control products seek only a hysterical rush to adopt new PROHIBITIONS.
COTTAM is actually a designation for a group of Anti-Pesticide Ghost-Writers designed to DECEIVE the public ANONYMOUSLY.
This group DECEIVES THE PUBLIC about the COTTAM name, just as they DECEIVE THE PUBLIC about the IMAGINARY DANGER of pest control products.
Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION has led to CATASTROPHIC CARNAGE for businesses operating in the Professional Lawn Care Industry.
The 9|11 Era of Anti-Pesticide Terrorism is a HORROR created by the CONSPIRACY of ENVIRONMENTAL EVIL that has ANNIHILATED the Modern Professional Lawn Care Industry.
Anti-Pesticide Activists, like COTTAM, CONSPIRE to PROHIBIT pest control products that are, in fact, HEALTH-CANADA-APPROVED, FEDERALLY-LEGAL, SCIENTIFICALLY-SAFE, and PRACTICALLY-NON-TOXIC.
Anti-Pesticide Activists like COTTAM CONSPIRE to IMPOSE ideas that are INTELLECTUALLY DECREPIT, DEPRAVED, DESPICABLE, and DEVOID OF ANY SOUND SCIENCE.
For more information about Anti-Pesticide CARNAGE, go to the following link …
For more information about COTTAM, go to the following link …