BC Pesticide Ban – Special Committee On Cosmetic Pesticides – Growing & Suggestive Body Of Evidence – Lorne Hepworth – 2012 06 20

 

 

 

Overview

 

 

British Columbia’s Special Committee On Cosmetic Pesticides came to the conclusion that SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE DOES NOT WARRANT PREVENTING BRITISH COLUMBIANS FROM BUYING AND USING APPROVED PESTICIDES.

 

The committee DID ITS DUE DILIGENCE on this topic, and EXPLORED THE TRUTH.

 

Health Canada’s review process involves a comprehensive set of 200 tests and a review of all scientifically credible studies that exist to ensure that pest control products WILL NOT CAUSE HARM TO PEOPLE, ANIMALS, OR THE ENVIRONMENT.

 

If the report from Special Committee On Cosmetic Pesticides had somehow recommended a PESTICIDE BAN, Anti-Pesticide Lunatics would have commended the committee on a thorough process that looked at all available science.

 

The truth is INCONTROVERTIBLE, but Anti-Pesticide Lunatics DON’T CARE about the truth  —  fortunately, SCIENCE DOESN’T WORK THAT WAY.

 

 

 

Science Lesson

 

 

June 20th, 2012

Dr. Lorne Hepworth

Richmond Review

Richmond, British Columbia

Selected and Adapted Excerpts

 

Dr. Lorne Hepworth is president of CropLife Canada, the trade association representing manufacturers, developers and distributors of pest control products, including those designed specifically for urban use.

 

The British Columbia Special Committee On Cosmetic Pesticides should be COMMENDED for examining the issue of urban pesticide use so thoroughly.

 

The committee received 8,675 submissions and held 22 meetings where presentations were made by dozens of witnesses including experts from Health Canada, environmental groups, industry organizations, scientific organizations and academics.  [ see later segment ]

 

In the end, the committee made 17 recommendations, but came to the conclusion that SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE DOES NOT WARRANT PREVENTING BRITISH COLUMBIANS FROM BUYING AND USING APPROVED PESTICIDES.

 

So, pest control products SHOULD NOT be banned in British Columbia.

 

The committee DID ITS DUE DILIGENCE on this topic and discovered that pest control products in Canada are regulated by Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency which employs over 350 scientists who are EXPERTS in their field.

 

The review process involves a comprehensive set of 200 tests and a review of all scientifically credible studies that exist to ensure the product WILL NOT CAUSE HARM TO PEOPLE, ANIMALS OR THE ENVIRONMENT.

 

If the report from the committee had been different, and they had instead recommended a ban, the groups that are unhappy with the actual outcome would be commending the government on a thorough process that looked at all available science before making the decision they did.

 

It’s ironic that these same groups only like the « growing and suggestive body of evidence » when it yields the answer THEY WANT  —  fortunately for Canadians, SCIENCE DOESN’T WORK THAT WAY.

 

The British Columbia Special Committee On Cosmetic Pesticides DID look at all available science and made the right decision to continue to ensure British Columbians have access to useful tools to protect private and public properties from pests.

 

 

Reference — Hero — Lorne Hepworth — 2012 06 20 — Science Lesson — Richmond, BC — NORAHG RESPONSE

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Reference-Hero-Lorne-Hepworth-2012-06-20-Science-Lesson-Richmond-BC-NORAHG-RESPONSE.pdf

 

 

 

Background Information from an Independent Perspective

 

 

On May 17th, 2012, British Columbia’s Special Committee On Cosmetic Pesticides announced that it WILL NOT RECOMMEND PROHIBITION against the use of pest control products in the Urban Landscape.

 

The Committee made THE RIGHT CHOICE, and deserves CONGRATULATION.

 

The story about the number of people who responded to the Committee's e-questionnaire is MEANINGLESS.

 

The VAST MAJORITY of the responses were ORCHESTRATED, through a SUBVERSIVE COAST-TO-COAST CAMPAIGN, using MISAPROPRIATED MONEY AND RESOURCES provided by Canadian Cancer Society.

 

This CAMPAIGN has given an unsuspecting public the FALSE and FRAUDULENT impression that the Anti-Pesticide Movement has considerable size and power, when in fact, IT DOES NOT.

 

This is yet another example of Canadian Cancer Society SQUANDERING MONEY AND RESOURCES on an issue that has been SCIENTIFICALLY ASSESSED by Health Canada.

 

Nonetheless, Canadian Cancer Society has WASTED up to 5,000,000 DOLLARS on SUBVERSIVE ANTI-PESTICIDE CONSPIRACIES.

 

Scientific research shows, as reported through Health Canada’s VAST TOXICOLOGY DATABASE, that NO HARM WILL OCCUR when pest control products are used according to label directions.

 

Furthermore, there is NOT ONE KNOWN CANCER DEATH from the proper use of pest control products used in the Urban Landscape.

 

Health Canada, and NOT Canadian Cancer Society, has THE ESSENTIAL EXPERTISE on the subject of pest control products.

 

Canadian Cancer Society’s own web-sites state that scientific research does NOT provide a conclusive link between pest control products and cancer.

 

Even one of Canadian Cancer Society's HIGHEST-RANKING LOBBYIST states that the connection between cancer and pesticides is NOT CONCLUSIVE.

 

 

 

NORAHG RESPONSE

 

 

Dr. Hepworth is Canada’s MOST EFFECTIVE and CONSISTENT SPOKESMAN on the subject of public policy and pest control products.  

 

In Letters To The Editor across Canada, Dr. Hepworth has effectively and consistently spoken out against activists and anti-pesticide prohibitions on a very frequent basis. 

 

Dr. Hepworth speaks the truth  ―  and deserves CONGRATULATION.

 

NORAHG has archived references and reports concerning Dr. Hepworth on The Pesticide Truths Web-Site  …

 

THE WISDOM OF HEPWORTH, LORNE  –  THE NATION'S MOST EFFECTIVE AND CONSISTENT SPOKESMAN ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-2eG

 

NORAHG has also archived information pertaining to The Myths About Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION  …

 

MYTH-BUSTING  –  PESTICIDE BANS  –  THE MYTHS ABOUT ANTI-PESTICIDE PROHIBITION ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-3jm

 

 

WILLIAM H. GATHERCOLE AND NORAH G

 

 

NORAHG is the National Organization Responding Against HUJE that seek to harm the Green space industry.

 

NORAHG is a NATIONAL NON PROFIT NON PARTISAN organization that does not accept money from corporations or governments or trade associations, and represents NO VESTED INTERESTS WHATSOEVER.

 

NORAHG is dedicated to reporting the work of RESPECTED and HIGHLY RATED EXPERTS who promote ENVIRONMENTAL REALISM and PESTICIDE TRUTHS.

 

THE PESTICIDE TRUTHS WEB-SITE

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/

 

PESTICIDE BANS ARE A FARCE ( Report )

 

http://wp.me/p1jq40-4mS

 

THE COMPLETE LIBRARY OF REPORTS & REFERENCES

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-2rr

 

 

 

Comments by Cottam Ghost-Writer

 

 

I am retired federal public servant familiar with the pesticide review process in Ottawa.  CropLife Canada is a branch of the US CropLife, chemical industry's major lobby group. Predictably, Hepworth praises the Special Committee on Cosmetic Pesticides for listening to and adopting the industry's point of view.  Hepworth is full of praise for Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA), which has no labs of its own and merely examines data submitted by the industry.  The scientists at the PMRA are usually toxicologists (rat specialists). Note that rats have detoxification genes missing in humans.  On the other, hand, the PMRA is very weak in epidemiology (human studies).  Hepworth's view of the role PMRA plays in the pesticide review process is a myth. I see nothing wrong in taking into account "growing and suggestive body of evidence".  Being cautious is far more honest than misleading the general public about the true nature of pesticides.

 

 

 

NORAHG RESPONSE

 

 

There is NO federal public servant named Cottam.  Cottam is part of a group of GHOST-WRITERS who are listed among CANADA’S PROMINENT ANTI-PESTICIDE ACTIVISTS.  They have been PRINCIPAL ARCHITECTS in the CONSPIRACY TO PROHIBIT pest control products used in the Urban Landscape. http://wp.me/P1jq40-46L  Their ANTI-PESTICIDE ACTS OF SUBVERSION have EXTENSIVELY DAMAGED the Professional Lawn Care Industry.  http://wp.me/P1jq40-26P  Are we to believe that an assessment from an ANONYMOUS group of Ghost-Writers is somehow worth more than Health Canada ?!?!

 

 

 

Pest Control Products Are Scientifically Safe

 

 

The following LEADING EXPERTS have recognized expertise, training and background in matters concerning pest control products.

 

These EXPERTS have publicly stated, in one form or another, that pest control products are SCIENTIFICALLY-SAFE  ―

 

●   AMES, Bruce N., Professor

●   BRANHAM, Bruce, Professor

●   DOST, Frank N., Doctor

●   DRYSDALE, Art C., Horticulturist

●   EDWARDS, J. Gordon, Doctor

●   FELSOT, Allan S., Professor

●   HOLLAND, John J., Communications Director

●   MILLOY, Steven J., Juris Doctor

●   RITTER, Leonard, Doctor

●   ROSS, Gilbert L., Doctor

●   SCHWARCZ, Joseph A., Doctor

●   SOLOMON, Keith R., Professor

●   STEPHENSON, Gerald R., Professor

●   SWITZER, Clayton M., Doctor

●   WHELAN, Elizabeth M., Doctor

●   WOOD, Joel, Doctor

 

 

 

Lorne Hepworth 

 

 

Dr. Lorne Hepworth is President of CropLife Canada, formerly Crop Protection Institute of Canada, since 1997, as well as its past Vice-President.

 

He is responsible for overall strategic direction and management.

 

CropLife Canada is the trade association representing manufacturers, developers and distributors of pest control products, including those designed specifically for urban use. 

 

Dr. Hepworth is Canada’s MOST EFFECTIVE and CONSISTENT SPOKESMAN on the subject of public policy and pest control products.  

 

Dr. Hepworth is a graduate of Western College of Veterinary Medicine at University of Saskatchewan.

 

Dr. Hepworth was a veterinarian in Alberta and Saskatchewan until 1982.

 

In 1982, Dr. Hepworth was elected Member of the Legislative Assembly for the Constituency of Weyburn, Saskatchewan.

 

Dr. Hepworth served nine years in the Saskatchewan Cabinet, holding portfolios for Agriculture, Education, Finance, and Energy and Mines.

 

In Letters To The Editor across Canada, Dr. Hepworth has effectively and consistently spoken out against activists and anti-pesticide prohibitions on a very frequent basis.

 

 

 

 

For the original copy of this Force Of Nature Report, go to the following link  …

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Force-of-Nature-The-Wisdom-of-Hepworth-2012-06-20-Science-Lesson-Special-Committee-On-Cosmetic-Pesticides-pdf.pdf

 

 

 

 

NORAHG has archived more information about HEPWORTH on The Pesticide Truths Web-Site  …

 

THE WISDOM OF HEPWORTH, LORNE  –  THE NATION'S MOST EFFECTIVE AND CONSISTENT SPOKESMAN ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-2eG

 

 

 

 

NORAHG has also archived more information about BRITISH COLUMBIA on The Pesticide Truths Web-Site  …

 

 

PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA  –  CONSPIRACY TO PROHIBIT PEST CONTROL PRODUCTS IN THE URBAN LANDSCAPE ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-1O6

 

 

PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA  –  COQUITLAM, CITY OF  –  AN ENVIRONMENT THAT IS UNHAPPY, UGLY, UNEMPLOYED, UNENLIGHTENED, AND UNHEALTHY ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-3vl

 

 

PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA  –  COQUITLAM, CITY OF  –  REFERENCES FOR LITIGATION ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-3Qv

 

 

PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA  –  KELOWNA, CITY OF  –  ANTI-PESTICIDE WOMEN COUNCILLORS ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-3mr

 

 

PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA  –  SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON COSMETIC PESTICIDES ( Web-Page )

 

http://wp.me/P1jq40-2c2

 

 

 

 

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