Cosmetic Use Pesticide Research And Innovation Program (CUPRI)
Funded By the Government of Ontario, Administered by the Agricultural Adaption Council
The Ontario Trade Association (Landscape Ontario Lawn Care Commodity Group) has been promoting anything they can in order to Survive the Ontario 2009 Cosmetic Pesticide Ban.
Hoping for new products to come onto the market that actually work and offer Tools to Landscape Exterminators for effective and efficient control of Broadleaf Weeeds, Crabgrass and Grubs.
Supporting Biological Options and funding of monies being funneled to Dr. Brownbridge of VineLand Research.
On December of 2013 the Lawn Care Commodity Group Meeting and an included youtube video tell it like it really is.
THE ONTARIO PESTICIDE BAN IS A FAILURE , THERE ARE NO ALTERNATIVE PRODUCTS THAT WORK!!!
Pesticide program extended for another year
By Matthew Hoekstra – Richmond Review
Published: September 23, 2013 4:00 PM
UPDATE: Staff's recommendation was not supported by public works committee members and the program has been extended for one year.
ORIGINAL STORY: City of Richmond bylaw enforcement officers have yet to issue a single ticket to violators of a four-year-old bylaw that bans the use of pesticides for cosmetic purposes.
Council approved the bylaw in 2009. It came with a budget for enforcement and education—an amount totalling $143,048 this year.
Now staff are recommending budget be cut in half—reducing a focus on educating residents, landscapers and retailers about the bylaw and low-toxicity alternatives to pesticides.
Death by Chronic Suicide ??
Judge Nunn Rules against Plaintiffs
Professor Newton, Oregon State University Tests 2,4-D and 2,4,5-T on Humans
California Economist – Hand Weeding Equals Job Growth -
Actual Court Reference:
PALMER et al. v. NOVA SCOTIA FOREST INDUSTRIES  N.S.J. No. 534 60 N.S.R.(2d) 271; 128 A.P.R. 271* S.SN.No. 02555 Nova Scotia Supreme Court Trial Division Nunn, J. September 15, 1983