IUCN – Task Force on Systemic Pesticides

Once again, IARC scientists withheld critical data from studies that concluded glyphosate does not pose a cancer threat.

“By denying scientific principles, one may maintain any paradox.” – Galileo Galilei

More Evidence Swept Under the IARC Rug

For the second time in over two months, evidence has surfaced that further demonstrates the International Agency for Research on Cancer’s (IARC) lack of transparency, conflicts of interest, and hidden agenda.

On August 17, Politico revealed that Charles Williams Jameson, a member of IARC’s working group on glyphosate (Monograph 112 program) and retired National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) scientist, testified under oath that he “did not possess the full picture” on glyphosate prior to the group’s March 2015 conclusion that the herbicide is “probably carcinogenic to humans.”  Once again, IARC scientists withheld critical data from studies that concluded glyphosate does not pose a cancer threat.

 

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European Parliament | GLYPHOSATE – YES or NO? | Dr. Pavel Poc | Mar 2, 2016

Extreme Activist Group “Avaaz” opens European Parliament Discussion 

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Question to Andrew Leu – IFOAM ORGANICS & Pavel Poc (Funder ,Organizer of Event)

From Professor David Zurak (Risk Monger):

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Share Your Feedback |Pollinator Health | Ontario.ca

Pollinator Health

Learn about the importance of protecting bees and other pollinators, and the actions you can take to help.

Pollinator Health Action Plan survey

Share your thoughts and recommendations on our Pollinator Health Action Plan and help us improve pollinator health in the province.

Your feedback will be considered by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs when we report back to the public with a final Action Plan in spring/summer 2016.

Approximate completion time: 15 minutes

Close date: March 7, 2016

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Scientists find no evidence glyphosate causes cancer – The Western Producer

A panel of epidemiologists and toxicologists says the World Health Organization is wrong about glyphosate.

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Dr. Maarten Bijleveld | Ottawa River Institute | Chair, IUCN Task Force on Systemic Pesticides

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Memo of TFSP to secretariat CBD – SBSTTA
In reaction to: New and emerging issue:  Impacts of Neonicotinoid Insecticides on Biodiversity

In recognition of the fact that the rapidly growing global use of highly persistent systemic pesticides  – unprecedentedly toxic   to invertebrates (including pollinators) in particular – poses a major threat to biodiversity and ecosystem services, a number of independent scientists established a Task Force on Systemic Pesticides in 2009.

They aim to clearly describe ever increasing risks to ecosystems and biodiversity, to demonstrate the imbalance in present knowledge, to determine the consequences for public health, to look for alternatives, and inform the public at large. 

This Task Force now resides under the  IUCN Species Survival (SSC) and Ecosystem Management (CEM) Commissions. At present it numbers 49  experts and scientists from 15 countries in addition to a number of correspondents in others. Dr.Maarten Bijleveld van Lexmond, Neuchâtel, Switzerland , former Executive Officer of the IUCN Commission on Ecology, has been asked to be its Chairman, while Dr. J.P. van der Sluijs of the University of Utrecht, Netherlands, agreed to become  its Science Coordinator.

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