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National Cancer Institute Responds to Montgomery County | No Proof of Dangers | Lawn Pesticides

National Cancer Institute talking circles around dangers of pesticides.

Won’t address council regarding health dangers, political issue not scientific.

No proof pesticides cause harm.

Terror Never Ends In Smithers BC | Josette Wier | Tony Mitra | Exploring innovative and creative expressions of anti-gmo and food security activism in the global community

Dr. Josette Wier continues her battle against pesticides
Posted on February 28, 2015

Dr. Josette Wier, a doctor and an activist against pesticides, was born in France. She is 68 years old. She has a 120 Acre plot at Smithers, northern BC. She wishes to plant organic grain there, but has not managed the economics of it yet, so presently leases the land for hay. She does not earn anything from it – but gives the hay away freely. She intends to try out experimental crops in small lots to see what works and what does not. She is not aiming to get her products certified organic right now, because it is an expensive proposition, but would like to grow her crops as if they were organic.

There is a shortage of information and knowledge on what can be grown there sustainably. The region’s history of settlements is barely a century old, where settlers came, cleared the forest and created the farm land. Nobody has tried growing human cereals, though some have grown animal feed there. There was a government funded study in an experimental farm decades ago, to see what can be grown there. But, the Government has shut that down quite a while ago. The information thus collected is apparently lost or lying in someone’s barn without any effort to preserve. Reportedly a research student in the University of Northern British Columbia, UNBC, is trying to find that information and is lamenting at the difficulty of finding, preserving and building on that knowledge base.

Josette has a few more things that sets her apart. She has been battling pesticide use in Canada, as an activist and a litigator, for 15 years or so. She took the provincial Government followed up by taking the Federal Govt to court for practice of injecting arsenic based pesticide into hundreds of thousands of BC forest trees to fight the pine beetle attack, and for spraying RoundUp by the logging corporations. After several years of court battle , she eventually won both her cases, and the practice was halted. But this happened only after EPA had withdrawn approval of the practice in USA due to proven harm to environment.

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COMPLAIN COMPLAIN COMPLAIN | The Key to Shutting Down Activist Groups | The Canadian Code of Advertising Standards

The Canadian Code of Advertising Standards


Truth. Fairness. Accuracy.

The Canadian Code of Advertising Standards (Code) sets the criteria for acceptable advertising in Canada.

Created by the advertising industry in 1963 to promote the professional practice of advertising, the Code is the cornerstone of advertising self-regulation in Canada.

Administered by ASC, the Code is regularly updated to ensure it is current and contemporary – keeping pace with consumer and societal expectations. It contains 14 clauses that set the criteria for acceptable advertising that is truthful, fair and accurate. These clauses form the basis for the review of consumer and special interest group complaints, and trade disputes.

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