LETTERS TO THE EDITOR – RESPONDING TO LUNATIC JIHADISTS – WARREN BELL – GIDEON FORMAN – BARBARA KAMINSKY – CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY – 2011 00 00

 

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR -- WEB-PAGE -- Responding To Lunatic Jihadists 2011

 

 

 

 

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DISCOVER WHAT ANTI-PESTICIDE

 

AND ENVIRO-LUNATIC TERRORISTS

 

LIKE FORMAN, BELL, & KAMINSKY

 

WERE SAYING IN 2011 ABOUT

 

SUBVERSIVELY IMPOSING THEIR LIFE-STYLE

 

CHOICES AGAINST OUR SOCIETY

 

 

 

 

 

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Cosmetic pesticides a risk not worth taking    [  ?!?!  ]

 

January 12th, 2011

Gideon Forman

The Progress

Chilliwack, British Columbia

 

 

 

Letter to the Editor by Forman ( link )

 

http://www.theprogress.com/opinion/letters/137193873.html

 

 

 

Send a Letter to the Editor ( web-site )

 

YOU SHOULD COMPLAIN, COMPLAIN, COMPLAIN.

 

http://www.theprogress.com/contact_us/?curSection=%2F&c=y&returnPath=%2Fopinion%2Fletters%2F137193873.html&bc09=true

 

 

 

Send a Letter to the Editor ( e-mails )

 

YOU SHOULD COMPLAIN, COMPLAIN, COMPLAIN.

 

publisher@theprogress.com

 

rfreeman@theprogress.com

 

jfeinberg@theprogress.com

 

kbartel@theprogress.com

 

 

 

Response to Forman by NORAHG ( links )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Force-Of-Nature-Letter-to-the-Editor-2012-01-12-Forman-CAPE-Totally-Wrong-Chilliwack-BC-RESPONSE-pdf1.pdf

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Force-Of-Nature-Culprit-Forman-2012-01-12-Letter-to-the-Editor-Totally-Wrong-Chilliwack-BC-RESPONSE-pdf.pdf

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2012/01/16/gideon-forman-2012-01-12-totally-wrong-pesticide-ban-in-british-columbia/

 

 

 

Response to Forman by NORAHG ( text )

 

 

FORMAN TOTALLY WRONG !

 

According to Non-Expert Anti-Pesticide Fund-Raiser Gideon Forman, the use of pest control products used in the Urban Landscape somehow represent  …

 

«  …  risks include cancer, neurological impairment, and reproductive problems.  »    [  ?!?!  ]

 

Ostensibly, Forman wants the Government of British Columbia to IMPLEMENT a NEEDLESS, SENSELESS, and MALICIOUS PROHIBITION of pest control products used in the Urban Landscape.

 

How did Forman arrive at the conclusion that products used in Professional Lawn Care somehow represent this type of « risk » ?!?!

 

Was Forman’s ASSESSMENT based upon his vast scientific knowledge of pest control products ?!?!

 

NO !  Forman has NO background, training, or education on matters concerning pest control products.

 

Did Forman ASSESS these products after spending time and money carefully studying their effects on health and environment ?!?!

 

NO !  Forman operates with FUND-RAISING organizations that have NO EXPERTISE in science or research.

 

What regulatory system does Forman base HIS assessments on ?!?!

 

NONE !   Forman conveniently considers the hundreds of qualified scientists of Health Canada’s respected Pest Management Regulatory Agency to be incompetent and/or incapable of arriving at correct scientific findings concerning conventional pest control products.

 

Does Forman truly represent doctors ?!?!

 

NO !  Forman’s Anti-Pesticide Organization represents LESS THAN 4 PER CENT of all doctors in Canada.  Moreover, MOST MEMBERS of his organization are NOT EVEN DOCTORS.

 

Is Forman COMPETENT to give ANY advice concerning pest control products ?!?!

 

NO !  In order to allow SOUND SCIENCE to be effectively practiced, it would be preferable that Forman leave the interpretation of scientific research about pest control products to those people who ARE competent to do it  ―  Health Canada.

 

Can Forman BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY ?!?!

 

NO !  Conventional pest control products are SCIENTIFICALLY SAFE since they have been scrutinized and approved by the HUNDREDS of expert scientists at Health Canada !  Overall, when they are used properly, there are NO harmful irreversible effects to health and the environment !

 

The ASSESSMENT proving that pest control products are SCIENTIFICALLY-SAFE is a process that can take up to TEN YEARS and COST HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS.

 

Only those pest control products that pose NO UNACCEPTABLE RISK to human health or the environment become HEALTH-CANADA-APPROVED and FEDERALLY-LEGAL. 

 

Canada has one of the MOST STRINGENT REGULATORY APPROVAL SYSTEMS in the world.

 

What regulatory system did Forman base HIS assessments on ?!?!

 

NONE !  Health Canada requires each new pest control product to go through about TWO-HUNDRED SEPARATE TESTS to examine health and environmental impacts as well as value.

 

How many tests did Forman perform for HIS assessments regarding the safety of pest control products ?!?!

 

NONE !  However, Forman has often been compelled to make public appearances in a WHITE LABORATORY COAT to give the public the impression he is, somehow, a researcher or a medical doctor.

 

TWO-HUNDRED SEPARATE TESTS represents two-hundred MORE tests than Forman EVER used to back up ANY of his statements AGAINST pest control products.

 

And the cost to manufacturers to get a pest control product from the lab to store shelves is about 250 MILLION DOLLARS.

 

How much money did Forman perform for HIS assessments regarding the safety of pest control products ?!?!

 

NONE !  However, Forman uses the abbreviation « Dr » in front of his name to give the public the impression he is some kind of a researcher or a medical doctor, when in fact he has NO doctorate-level degree of ANY kind.

 

250 MILLION DOLLARS represents 250 million dollars MORE than what Forman EVER paid to back up ANY of his Anti-Pesticide statements.

 

DONATIONS given to Forman’s organization are NOT USED for ANY RESEARCH  …  DONATIONS are used to pay for HIS salary.

 

Consequently, Forman CANNOT BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY.

 

Government Officials are no longer as easily coerced into agreeing with Anti-Pesticide Activists like Forman since they have been warned in advance ! 

 

The Government of British Columbia has seen what has been happening in Eastern Canada ! 

 

The Government of British Columbia is also aware that the neighbouring Province of Alberta WILL NOT legislate Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION.

 

On August 9th, 2011, the Government of Alberta stated that it STRONGLY SUPPORTS the use of SCIENCE-BASED EVIDENCE when assessing pest control products.

 

Moreover, the Government of Alberta WILL NOT CREATE RESTRICTIONS OR LAWS THAT CONFLICT WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, that is relied upon for health and safety assessments.

 

For more information, go to the following links  …

 

2,4-D Herbicide  –  Evaluations & Assessments

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/24-d/

 

 

Children Are NOT At Risk

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/children-are-not-at-risk/

 

 

Gideon Forman

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/gideon-forman-lunatic-ming-the-merciless-enviro-terrorist/

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/letters-to-the-editor-responding-to-lunatic-jihadists/

 

 

Government of Alberta

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/province-of-alberta/

 

 

Green Alternative Pesticides

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/green-alternatives-bogus-dismal-failures/

 

 

MYTH About Water

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/water-quality/

 

 

The MYTH of Cancer

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/cancer/

 

 

 

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Cosmetic pesticides a risk not worth taking    [  ?!?!  ]

 

January 12th, 2011

Gideon Forman

bclocalnews.com & The Chilliwack Progress

British Columbia

 

 

 

Letter to the Editor by Forman ( link )

 

bclocalnews.com

 

http://www.bclocalnews.com/opinion/letters/137193873.html

 

Chilliwack Progress

 

http://www.theprogress.com/opinion/letters/137193873.html

 

 

Send a Letter to the Editor ( web-site )

 

YOU SHOULD COMPLAIN, COMPLAIN, COMPLAIN.

 

http://www.bclocalnews.com/contact_us/?curSection=&c=y&returnPath=%2Fopinion%2Fletters%2F137193873.html&bc09=true

 

 

 

Send a Letter to the Editor ( e-mails )

 

YOU SHOULD COMPLAIN, COMPLAIN, COMPLAIN.

 

tfletcher@blackpress.ca

 

webeditor@blackpress.ca

 

 

 

Response to Forman by NORAHG ( links )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Force-Of-Nature-Letter-to-the-Editor-2012-01-12-Forman-CAPE-Not-Taken-Seriously-BC-RESPONSE-LONG-VERSION-pdf2.pdf

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Force-Of-Nature-Letter-to-the-Editor-2012-01-12-Forman-CAPE-Not-Taken-Seriously-BC-RESPONSE-SHORT-VERSION-pdf2.pdf

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2012/01/13/gideon-forman-2012-01-12-pesticide-ban-in-british-columbia/

 

 

 

Response to Forman by NORAHG ( text – long version )

 

 

FORMAN IS NO LONGER TAKEN SERIOUSLY

 

According to Non-Expert Anti-Pesticide Fund-Raiser Gideon Forman, the use of pest control products used in the Urban Landscape somehow represent  …

 

«  …  risks include cancer, neurological impairment, and reproductive problems.  »    [  ?!?!  ]

 

Ostensibly, Forman wants the Government of British Columbia to IMPLEMENT a NEEDLESS, SENSELESS, and MALICIOUS PROHIBITION of pest control products used in the Urban Landscape.

 

How did Forman arrive at the conclusion that products used in Professional Lawn Care somehow represent this type of « risk » ?!?!

 

Question  ―  Was Forman’s ASSESSMENT based upon his vast scientific knowledge of pest control products ?!?!

 

Answer  ―  No !  Forman has NO background, training, or education on matters concerning pest control products.

 

Question  ―  Did Forman ASSESS these products after spending time and money carefully studying their effects on health and environment ?!?!

 

Answer  ―  No !  Forman operates with FUND-RAISING organizations that have NO EXPERTISE in science or research.

 

Question  ―  What regulatory system does Forman base HIS assessments on ?!?!

 

Answer  ―  None !   Forman conveniently considers the hundreds of qualified scientists of Health Canada’s respected Pest Management Regulatory Agency to be incompetent and/or incapable of arriving at correct scientific findings concerning conventional pest control products.

 

Question  ―  Does Forman truly represent doctors ?!?!

 

Answer  ―  No !  Forman’s Anti-Pesticide Organization represents LESS THAN 4 PER CENT of all doctors in Canada.  Moreover, MOST MEMBERS of his organization are NOT EVEN DOCTORS.

 

Question  ―  Is Forman COMPETENT to give ANY advice concerning pest control products ?!?!

 

Answer  ―  No !  In order to allow SOUND SCIENCE to be effectively practiced, it would be preferable that Forman leave the interpretation of scientific research about pest control products to those people who ARE competent to do it  ―  Health Canada.

 

Question  ―  Can Forman BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY ?!?!

 

Answer  ―  No !  Conventional pest control products are SCIENTIFICALLY SAFE since they have been scrutinized and approved by the HUNDREDS of expert scientists at Health Canada !  Overall, when they are used properly, there are NO harmful irreversible effects to health and the environment !

 

For more information concerning the SAFETY OF PEST CONTROL PRODUCTS, go to the following links  …

 

2,4-D Herbicide  –  Evaluations & Assessments

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/24-d/

 

Pest Control Products  –  The MYTH of Cancer

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/cancer/

 

 

PEST CONTROL PRODUCTS ARE SCIENTIFICALLY-SAFE

 

The ASSESSMENT proving that pest control products are SCIENTIFICALLY-SAFE is a process that can take up to TEN YEARS and COST HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS.

 

Only those pest control products that pose NO UNACCEPTABLE RISK to human health or the environment become HEALTH-CANADA-APPROVED and FEDERALLY-LEGAL. 

 

Canada has one of the MOST STRINGENT REGULATORY APPROVAL SYSTEMS in the world.

 

What regulatory system did Forman base HIS assessments on ?!?!

 

Health Canada requires each new pest control product to go through about TWO-HUNDRED SEPARATE TESTS to examine health and environmental impacts as well as value.

 

Question  ―  How many tests did Forman perform for HIS assessments regarding the safety of pest control products ?!?!

 

Answer  ―  None !  However, Forman has often been compelled to make public appearances in a WHITE LABORATORY COAT to give the public the impression he is, somehow, a researcher or a medical doctor.

 

TWO-HUNDRED SEPARATE TESTS represents two-hundred MORE tests than Forman EVER used to back up ANY of his statements AGAINST pest control products.

 

And the cost to manufacturers to get a pest control product from the lab to store shelves is about 250 MILLION DOLLARS.

 

Question  ―  How much money did Forman perform for HIS assessments regarding the safety of pest control products ?!?!

 

Answer  ―  None !  However, Forman uses the abbreviation « Dr » in front of his name to give the public the impression he is some kind of a researcher or a medical doctor, when in fact he has NO doctorate-level degree of ANY kind.

 

250 MILLION DOLLARS represents 250 million dollars MORE than what Forman EVER paid to back up ANY of his Anti-Pesticide statements.

 

DONATIONS given to Forman’s organization are NOT USED for ANY RESEARCH  …  DONATIONS are used to PAY FOR HIS SALARY.

 

Consequently, Forman CANNOT TAKEN SERIOUSLY.

 

Government Officials are no longer as easily coerced into agreeing with Anti-Pesticide Activists like Forman since they have been warned in advance ! 

 

The Government of British Columbia has seen what has been happening in Eastern Canada ! 

 

For more information about GIDEON FORMAN, go to the following links  …

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/gideon-forman-lunatic-ming-the-merciless-enviro-terrorist/

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/letters-to-the-editor-responding-to-lunatic-jihadists/

 

 

POSITION OF THE GOVERNMENT OF ALBERTA

 

The Government of British Columbia is also aware that the neighbouring Province of Alberta WILL NOT legislate Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION.

 

On August 9th, 2011, the Government of Alberta stated that it STRONGLY SUPPORTS the use of SCIENCE-BASED EVIDENCE when assessing pest control products.

 

Moreover, the Government of Alberta WILL NOT CREATE RESTRICTIONS OR LAWS THAT CONFLICT WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, that is relied upon for health and safety assessments.

 

According the Government of Alberta, restricting access to products that are designed and approved to be used safely CONFLICTS with its assessment of the public’s need for access to all tools available for controlling a variety of pests.

 

The government has monitored Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITIONS over the past few years and the approaches taken by other jurisdictions, and has found THE BASIS FOR ACTION CONFUSING AND INCONSISTENT.

 

It has also monitored the sale and use of pest control products in the Major Urban Landscapes in Alberta, and has concluded that there is a CONTINUED NEED AND SUPPORT for such products, whether it is for weed, insect, or disease control.

 

Restricting access to products that are designed and approved to be used safely CONFLICTS WITH ALBERTA’S ASSESSMENT of the public’s need for access to all tools available for controlling a variety of pests.

 

ALBERTA ENVIRONMENT AND WATER is the agency of the Government of Alberta that is responsible for the provincial regulation of pest control products.

 

For more information about the Government of Alberta, go to the following link  …

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/province-of-alberta/

 

 

GREEN ALTERNATIVE PESTICIDES

 

Non-Expert Anti-Pesticide Fund-Raiser Gideon Forman ALLEGES that, even with Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION, home-owners can somehow keep their properties beautiful using so-called « non-toxic » and « effective » Green Alternative Pesticides.

 

Question  ―  How did Forman arrive at the conclusion that Green Alternative Pesticides are « non-toxic » and « effective »  ?!?!

 

Answer  ―  Overall, Green Alternative Pesticides are INEFFECTIVE, INADEQUATE, HIGH-RISK, MORE TOXIC, and STUNNINGLY EXPENSIVE !

 

There are NO viable, efficacious, economical, or low-risk alternatives to replace conventional pest control products. 

 

Green Alternative Pesticides are BOGUS and DISMAL FAILURES  ―  they DO NOT WORK and they are NOT INNOVATIVE products.

 

Green Alternative Pesticides and even Organic Fertilizers often CONTAIN LIVING PATHOGENIC ORGANISMS, FERMENTED MATERIALS, OR METALS THAT MAY BE DEEMED UNSAFE FOR CHILDREN, ADULTS, AND THE ENVIRONMENT.

 

In many cases, Green Alternative Pesticides are questionably HIGHER IN TOXICITY, and pose HIGHER ENVIRONMENTAL RISKS.

 

Fortunately, CONVENTIONAL pest control products are SAFE, EFFECTIVE, ECONOMICAL, and LOW-RISK.

 

For more information regarding GREEN ALTERNATIVE PESTICIDES, go to the following link  …

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/green-alternatives-bogus-dismal-failures/

 

 

CHILDREN, PETS, AND WATER ARE NOT AT RISK

 

Non-Expert Anti-Pesticide Fund-Raiser Gideon Forman has CONCOCTED the story that  …

 

«  the best way to protect our drinking water, beloved family pets and, most important, our CHILDREN is to ban lawn and garden pesticides right across the province.  »    [ ?!?! ]

 

It is DESPICABLE that Forman uses CHILDREN as WEAPONS OF COERCION AND ULTIMATE ENVIRONMENTAL TERROR in order to convince the PUBLIC of the necessity of Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION.

 

ALLEGATIONS from Forman about the IMAGINARY DANGER of pest control products are TOTALLY FALSE, and are UNTRUE MIS-REPRESENTATIONS designed to alarm and enrage the public and enhance the BUSINESS, CASH-FLOW, and PROFIT of his organization.

 

PROHIBITION is NOT necessary because, overall, when pest control products are used properly, there are NO harmful irreversible effects to health and the environment !

 

For more information concerning the SAFETY OF PEST CONTROL PRODUCTS, go to the following links  …

 

Children Are NOT At Risk

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/children-are-not-at-risk/

 

MYTH About Water

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/water-quality/

 

 

 

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Pesticide Ban    [  ?!?!  ]

 

December 27th, 2011

Gideon Forman

Calgary Herald

Calgary, Alberta

 

 

 

Letter to the Editor by Forman ( link )

 

http://www.calgaryherald.com/health/Pesticide/5913640/story.html

 

 

 

Send a Letter to the Editor ( e-mails )

 

YOU SHOULD COMPLAIN, COMPLAIN, COMPLAIN.

 

letters@calgaryherald.com

 

calgaryherald@reachcanada.com

 

rcuthbertson@calgaryherald.com

 

 

 

Response to Forman by NORAHG ( links )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Force-Of-Nature-Letter-to-the-Editor-2011-12-27-Forman-CAPE-No-Longer-Taken-Seriously-Calgary-Alberta-RESPONSE-pdf5.pdf

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2011/12/28/gideon-forman-2011-12-27-no-longer-taken-seriously-calgary-alberta/

 

 

 

Response to Forman by NORAHG ( text )

 

 

IS PROHIBITION NECESSARY ?!?!

 

While FEIGNING INCREDULOUSNESS with MOCK-DEPRESSION, Gideon Forman reported that he is NOT HAPPY about the City of Calgary  …

 

«  As another year ends, it’s depressing that Calgary still doesn’t protect its citizens from TOXIC lawn chemicals.  »    [  ?!?!  ]

 

Ostensibly, Forman wants Calgary City Council to IMPLEMENT a PROHIBITION of pest control products in the Urban Landscape.

 

Why is PROHIBITION necessary ?!?!

 

How did Forman arrive at the conclusion that products used in Professional Lawn Care are somehow « toxic » ?!?!

 

Was his ASSESSMENT based upon his vast scientific knowledge of pest control products ?!?!    [  No !  ]

 

Did Forman ASSESS these products after spending time and money carefully studying their effects on health and environment ?!?!    [  No !  ]

 

Is Forman, who is a MERE FUND-RAISER for an Anti-Pesticide Organization, COMPETENT to give ANY advice concerning these issues ?!?!    [  No !  ]

 

In fact, Forman is WRONG and is NO LONGER TAKEN SERIOUSLY.

 

Pest control products are SCIENTIFICALLY SAFE.

 

 

PEST CONTROL PRODUCTS ARE SCIENTIFICALLY-SAFE

 

The ASSESSMENT proving that pest control products are SCIENTIFICALLY-SAFE is a process that can take up to TEN YEARS and COST HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS.

 

Only those pest control products that pose NO UNACCEPTABLE RISK to human health or the environment become HEALTH-CANADA-APPROVED and FEDERALLY-LEGAL. 

 

Canada has one of the MOST STRINGENT REGULATORY APPROVAL SYSTEMS in the world.

 

What regulatory system does Forman base HIS assessments on ?!?!

 

Health Canada requires each new pest control product to go through about TWO-HUNDRED SEPARATE TESTS to examine health and environmental impacts as well as value.

 

This represents two-hundred MORE tests than Gideon Forman EVER used to back up ANY of his statements AGAINST pest control products.

 

And the cost to manufacturers to get a pest control product from the lab to store shelves is about 250 MILLION DOLLARS.

 

This represents 250 million dollars MORE than what Gideon Forman EVER paid to back up ANY of his Anti-Pesticide statements.

 

Consequently, Gideon Forman is NO LONGER TAKEN SERIOUSLY.

 

It is NO SURPRISE that Calgary City Council is NOT LISTENING to Forman.

 

Government Officials are no longer as easily coerced into agreeing with Anti-Pesticide Activists like Forman since they have been warned in advance ! 

 

Calgary City Council has seen what has been happening in Eastern Canada ! 

 

Calgary City Council is also aware that the Province of Alberta WILL NOT legislate Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION

 

 

POSITION OF THE GOVERNMENT OF ALBERTA

 

On August 9th, 2011, the Government of Alberta stated that it STRONGLY SUPPORTS the use of SCIENCE-BASED EVIDENCE when assessing pest control products.

 

Moreover, the Government of Alberta WILL NOT CREATE RESTRICTIONS OR LAWS THAT CONFLICT WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, that is relied upon for health and safety assessments.

 

According the Government of Alberta, restricting access to products that are designed and approved to be used safely CONFLICTS with its assessment of the public’s need for access to all tools available for controlling a variety of pests.

 

The government has monitored Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITIONS over the past few years and the approaches taken by other jurisdictions, and has found THE BASIS FOR ACTION CONFUSING AND INCONSISTENT.

 

It has also monitored the sale and use of pest control products in the Major Urban Landscapes in Alberta, and has concluded that there is a CONTINUED NEED AND SUPPORT for such products, whether it be for weed, insect, or disease control.

 

Restricting access to products that are designed and approved to be used safely CONFLICTS WITH ALBERTA’S ASSESSMENT of the public’s need for access to all tools available for controlling a variety of pests.

 

ALBERTA ENVIRONMENT AND WATER is the agency of the Government of Alberta that is responsible for the provincial regulation of pest control products.

 

For more information about Alberta and other VICTORIES Against Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION, go to the following link  …

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/victories-against-terrorists/

 

 

VESTED INTEREST

 

Government Officials PAY NO SERIOUS ATTENTION to Non-Expert Anti-Pesticide Activists like Gideon Forman.

 

Government Officials understand that activists like Forman have HUGE VESTED INTERESTS IN PERPETUATING IMAGINARY DANGERS about pest control products BECAUSE THEY ARE PAID TO DO SO.

 

Moreover, Anti-Pesticide Activists like Forman are THE LEAST QUALIFIED TO PROVIDE ANY ADVICE concerning pest control products.

 

They are NOT CREDIBLE experts on pest control products.

 

This PROBLEM WITH LACK-OF-ACTIVIST-CREDIBILITY reflects the overall larger problem with ALL Anti-Pesticide Activists.

 

There are NO Anti-Pesticide Activists who are scientists or researchers with credentials in the field of pest control products.

 

NONE ! 

 

They are NOT COMPETENT to talk about pest control products.

 

For more information about Gideon Forman, go to the following link  …

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/gideon-forman-lunatic-ming-the-merciless-enviro-terrorist/

 

 

THE MYTH OF CANCER

 

Gideon Forman reports that  …

 

«  Calgary continues to allow these poisons to be used, despite the fact they’re linked to CANCER and birth defects.  »    [  ?!?!  ]

 

Forman is UTTERLY and TOTALLY WRONG !

 

There are NO pest control products that are known or probable carcinogens.

 

It is a MYTH to believe that pest control products somehow cause cancer.

 

There are THOUSANDS OF DEATHS per year from KNOWN CANCER-CAUSING SUBSTANCES such as cigarette smoke and alcohol. 

 

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

 

Conventional pest control products are SAFE, EFFECTIVE, ECONOMICAL, LOW-RISK, and SCIENTIFICALLY SAFE, and NO HARM WILL OCCUR when they are used according to label directions.

 

For more information about The MYTH of Cancer, go to the following link  …

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/cancer/

 

 

THERE ARE NO VALID GREEN ALTERNATIVES

 

Gideon Forman ALLEGES that  …

 

«  The situation is especially galling because homeowners can easily maintain their properties with effective, non-toxic products.  »    [  ?!?!  ]

 

Again, Forman is COMPLETELY WRONG !

 

Overall, Green Alternative Pesticides are INEFFECTIVE, INADEQUATE, HIGH-RISK, MORE TOXIC, and STUNNINGLY EXPENSIVE !

 

There are NO viable, efficacious, economical, or low-risk alternatives to replace conventional pest control products. 

 

Green Alternative Pesticides are BOGUS and DISMAL FAILURES  ―  they DO NOT WORK and they are NOT INNOVATIVE products.

 

Green Alternative Pesticides are NOT SAFER, NOT BETTER, and NOT MORE EFFECTIVE.

 

A well-maintained lawn and landscape can ONLY BE ACHIEVED WITH CONVENTIONAL pest control products and fertilizers.

 

Fortunately, CONVENTIONAL pest control products are SAFE, EFFECTIVE, ECONOMICAL, and LOW-RISK.

 

Green Alternative Pesticides and even Organic Fertilizers often CONTAIN LIVING PATHOGENIC ORGANISMS, FERMENTED MATERIALS, OR METALS THAT MAY BE DEEMED UNSAFE FOR CHILDREN, ADULTS, AND THE ENVIRONMENT.

 

In many cases, Green Alternative Pesticides are questionably HIGHER IN TOXICITY, and pose HIGHER ENVIRONMENTAL RISKS.

 

For more information about Green Alternative Pesticides  …  BOGUS & DISMAL FAILURES, go to the following link  …

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/green-alternatives-bogus-dismal-failures/

 

 

PROHIBITION IS NOT NECESSARY

 

PROHIBITION is NOT necessary because, overall, when pest control products are used properly, there are NO harmful irreversible effects to health and the environment !

 

In fact, pest control products used in the Urban Landscape are  …

 

●   Health-Canada-Approved

 

●   Federally-Legal

 

●   Safe For Children  *

 

●   Scientifically-Safe

 

●   Practically-Non-Toxic

 

●   Good for the Environment

 

*  Except when stored improperly in the home.

 

Furthermore, pest control products used in the Urban Landscape  …

 

●   Cause No Harm

 

●   Do Not Cause Cancer

 

●   Do Not Run-Off Into Lakes and Streams

 

●   Enhance the Urban Landscape

 

 

 

———————-

 

 

 

Health, Environmental Groups Call for B.C. Pesticide Ban   [  ?!?!  ]

 

December 14th, 2011

Re: Gideon Forman

Oak Bay News

Oak Bay, British Columbia

 

 

 

Article About Forman ( link )

 

http://www.bclocalnews.com/news/135603713.html

 

 

 

Send a Letter to the Editor ( e-mail )

 

YOU SHOULD COMPLAIN, COMPLAIN, COMPLAIN.

 

editor@oakbaynews.com

 

publisher@oakbaynews.com

 

 

 

Send a Letter to the Editor ( web-site )

 

YOU SHOULD COMPLAIN, COMPLAIN, COMPLAIN.

 

http://www.bclocalnews.com/contact_us/?curSection=&c=y&returnPath=%2Fnews%2F135603713.html&bc09=true

 

 

 

Response to Forman by NORAHG ( link )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Force-Of-Nature-Culprit-Forman-2011-12-14-Letter-to-the-Editor-Children-Poll-Oak-Bay-BC-RESPONSE-pdf.pdf

 

 

 

Response to Forman by NORAHG ( text )

 

 

VESTED INTEREST

 

Before the public pays any serious attention to Anti-Pesticide Activists like Gideon Forman, it must be understood that they have HUGE VESTED INTERESTS IN PERPETUATING IMAGINARY DANGERS about pest control products BECAUSE THEY ARE PAID TO DO SO.

 

Moreover, Anti-Pesticide Activists like Forman are THE LEAST QUALIFIED TO PROVIDE ANY ADVICE concerning pest control products.

 

They are NOT CREDIBLE experts on pest control products.

 

This PROBLEM WITH LACK-OF-ACTIVIST-CREDIBILITY reflects the overall larger problem with ALL Anti-Pesticide Activists.

 

There are NO Anti-Pesticide Activists who are scientists or researchers with credentials in the field of pest control products.

 

NONE ! 

 

They are NOT COMPETENT to talk about pest control products.

 

For more information about Gideon Forman, go to the following link  …

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/gideon-forman-lunatic-ming-the-merciless-enviro-terrorist/

 

 

CHILDREN ARE NOT AT RISK

 

It is a MYTH to believe that Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION will somehow eliminate a danger to children.

 

Forman is TOTALLY WRONG !

 

Anti-Pesticide Activists like Forman are DESPICABLE in their use of CHILDREN as WEAPONS OF COERCION and ULTIMATE TERROR in order to promote Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION.

 

Non-Expert Anti-Pesticide Activists are GREATLY MISTAKEN by ALLEGING that, as a result of the PROHIBITION of pest control products, fewer children will be exposed to some IMAGINARY DANGER.

 

What DANGER !?!?

 

There is NO problem with children playing on a dried treated surface after a pest control application.

 

Pest control products are applied at VERY LOW DOSES, and DO NOT PRESENT A CONCERN TO CHILDREN  …  and even people.

 

After a pest control product DRIES ON THE LEAF, it is difficult, if not impossible, to dislodge residues off the leaf surface.

 

Anti-Pesticide Activists like Forman SCAM and DECEIVE the public by blurting out HOLLOW and DESPICABLY-ALARMIST expressions like « cancer » and « neurological illness » !

 

Anti-Pesticide Activists like Forman OUTRAGEOUSLY USE CHILDREN as WEAPONS OF COERCION and TERROR in order to INTIMIDATE the public into believing the Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION is somehow necessary.

 

ALLEGATIONS about the IMAGINARY DANGER TO CHILDREN are TOTALLY FALSE, and are UNTRUE MIS-REPRESENTATIONS designed to ALARM AND ENRAGE the public for MONEY AND PROFIT given to Anti-Pesticide Organizations.

 

 

ASSESSMENTS PROTECT CHILDREN

 

Pest control products DO NOT HARM CHILDREN !

 

The ASSESSMENT of pest control products by Heath Canada takes into consideration sensitive groups, such as CHILDREN, as well as INFANTS and PREGNANT WOMEN.

 

CHILDREN’s physiology, behaviours and habits WHILE PLAYING ON TREATED GRASS are CONSIDERED when determining the safety of pest control products.

 

EXTRA SAFETY FACTORS are applied by Health Canada to protect CHILDREN, as well as INFANTS and PREGNANT WOMEN.

 

Pest control products cause NO HARM TO CHILDREN.

 

Pest control products cause NO HARM, including chronic effects such as CANCER.

 

In fact, PROHIBITING pest control products under the PRETEXT of protecting children’s health is actually HARMFUL TO CHILDREN.

 

In fact, children are AT RISK WITH PROHIBITION.

 

Pesticide-Free Maintenance creates GARBAGE DUMPS and DANGEROUS PLAYING SURFACES   ―   ESPECIALLY FOR CHILDREN !

 

PROHIBITING pest control products under the PRETEXT of somehow protecting children’s health is actually HARMFUL TO CHILDREN.

 

There are NO valid reports of pest control product problems with children.

 

 

PROHIBITION MAY HARM CHILDREN

 

Furthermore, Anti-Pesticide Activists like Forman are willing to COMPROMISE ON THE SAFETY OF CHILDREN who need a CUSHION OF HIGH-QUALITY TURFGRASS when playing and running and falling.

 

Without conventional pest control products, playing surfaces become thin, and yellow, and OVER-RUN WITH WEEDS, INFESTED WITH INSECTS, and DISMALLY DESTROYED.

 

Turfgrass pests DISRUPT THE UNIFORMITY OF THE TURF and MAY AFFECT THE SAFETY and PLAYABILITY of the playing surface for footing, ball bounce, etc …

 

Without pest control products, playing surfaces become GARBAGE DUMPS, and are a DANGER for children to play on. 

 

Anti-Pesticide Activists COULD NOT CARE LESS ABOUT CHILDREN who use these DANGEROUS PLAYING SURFACES.

 

WELL-MAINTAINED, THICKER, GREENER, and PEST-FREE outdoor playing surfaces, like home lawns, public green spaces, and sports fields, have MANY PRACTICAL BENEFITS.

 

WELL-MAINTAINED turfgrass playing surfaces act as a NATURAL CUSHION. 

 

WELL-MAINTAINED turfgrass is also an EFFECTIVE SPONGE for rain water.

 

A playing surface OVER-RUN WITH WEEDS and INFESTED WITH INSECTS provides NONE of these benefits.

 

They are OVER-RUN by Dandelions and other weed pests, and are DESTROYED by INFESTING insect pests like European Chafer.

 

Pesticide-Free Maintenance represents a HAZARD TO ANYONE USING PLAYING SURFACES, ESPECIALLY CHILDREN.

 

When it rains, pest-infested playing surfaces become SLIPPERY MUD BOGS.

 

When dry, pest-infested playing surfaces become AS HARD AS CONCRETE.

 

Pesticide-Free Maintenance actually HURTS kids.

 

Falling on SLIPPERY MUD or BAKED SOIL is the direct cause of BROKEN BONES, TWISTED ANKLES, and SKINNED KNEES.

 

Any trend favouring Pesticide-Free Maintenance will lead to GARBAGE DUMPS, DANGEROUS PLAYING SURFACES, and HURT CHILDREN.

 

TURFGRASS QUALITY and SAFETY are generally IMPROVED when pest control products are used judiciously to control pests that cannot be controlled in other ways.

 

Pest control products ENHANCE the Urban Landscape, and make playing surfaces SAFE FOR CHILDREN.

 

 

POLL SAYS NO PROHIBITION

 

Before implementing PROHIBITION in British Columbia, Government Officials should study a POLL conducted by Canadian Consumer Specialty Products Association ( CCSPA ) in British Columbia.

 

In 2011, CCSPA conducted a POLL in British Columbia that provided the following conclusions  ―

 

●   The VAST MAJORITY of residents are OPPOSED to the PROHIBITION of conventional pest control products

 

●   The VAST MAJORITY of residents FAVOUR the continued use of pest control products around their homes and in public green spaces

 

●   The VAST MAJORITY of residents said « yes » to  conventional pest control products

 

●   Only an INFINITELY SMALL number of residents say « no » to the use of pest control products

 

●   Residents want to continue to have the option to use pest control products

 

●   Residents SUPPORT THE CONTINUED USE OF PEST CONTROL PRODUCTS in the Urban Landscape

 

For more information about the CCSPA Poll, please go to the following link …

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/the-wisdom-of-canadian-consumer-specialty-products-association/

 

 

THE FRASER INSTITUTE SAYS NO PROHIBITION

 

Before implementing PROHIBITION in British Columbia, Government Officials should listen to The Fraser Institute.

 

The Fraser Institute is the HIGHLY-RATED independent non-profit research and educational organization ( THINK-TANK ) based in Canada that espouses free market principles. 

 

According to a 2011 report from The Fraser Institute  …

 

●   PROHIBITIONS on the use of pest control product are ILL-CONCEIVED and DO NOT accurately reflect the current state of scientific knowledge.

 

●   HASTY PROHIBITIONS of pest control products SHOULD NOT BE IMPLEMENTED until the underlying science is conclusive and until a comprehensive analysis of the potential side-effects resulting from the PROHIBITION has been undertaken.

 

For more information about The Fraser Institute, please go to  …

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Force-Of-Nature-British-Columbia-Conspiracy-2011-08-11-Heroes-Gabler-Wood-BC-Pesticide-Prohibition-Premature-pdf.pdf

 

 

ANTI-PESTICIDE CARNAGE

 

Any PROHIBITION of pest control products is NOT JUSTIFIED because STRICT REGULATIONS based on scientific research already PROTECT our health and our environment.

 

ALL PROHIBITIONS are 100 per cent Politically-Based and 0 per cent Science-Based.

 

The MAJOR SOURCE of exposure to pest control products is from FOOD SUPPLY, and NOT the Urban Landscape.

 

PROHIBITION is NOT necessary, and has led to CARNAGE.

 

In jurisdictions like Ontario, PROHIBITION led to the DEATH of an elderly man who was forced to hand-pull TOXIC NOXIOUS WEEDS.

 

In jurisdictions where PROHIBITION has been IMPOSED, the Professional Lawn Care Industry has SUFFERED IMMENSE LOSSES, in the HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS.

 

Moreover, because of PROHIBITION, green spaces are OVER-RUN WITH WEEDS, INFESTED WITH INSECTS, and DISMALLY DESTROYED  ―  they look like GARBAGE DUMPS.

 

For more information about Anti-Pesticide CARNAGE, go to  …

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/carnage-caused-by-anti-pesticide-prohibition/

 

 

PROHIBITION IS NOT NECESSARY

 

PROHIBITION is NOT necessary because, overall, when pest control products are used properly, there are NO harmful irreversible effects to health and the environment !

 

Incredibly, some jurisdictions ARBITRARILY PROHIBIT pest control products.

 

In fact, pest control products are  …

 

●   Health-Canada-Approved

 

●   Federally-Legal

 

●   Safe For Children  *

 

●   Scientifically-Safe

 

●   Practically-Non-Toxic

 

●   Good for the Environment

 

*  Except when stored improperly in the home.

 

Furthermore, pest control products  …

 

●   Cause No Harm

 

●   Do Not Cause Cancer

 

●   Do Not Run-Off Into Lakes and Streams

 

●   Enhance the Urban Landscape

 

 

 

———————-

 

 

 

Number of Groups Supporting Ban on Cosmetic Pesticides Grows    [  ?!?!  ]

 

December 12th, 2011

Re: Gideon Forman

The Daily News

Kamloops, British Columbia

 

 

 

Article About Forman ( link )

 

http://www.kamloopsnews.ca/article/20111212/KAMLOOPS0101/111219972/-1/kamloops/number-of-groups-supporting-ban-on-cosmetic-pesticides-grows

 

 

 

Send a Letter to the Editor ( e-mail ) 

 

YOU SHOULD COMPLAIN, COMPLAIN, COMPLAIN.

 

kamloopsnews@telus.net

 

myouds@kamloopsnews.ca

 

 

 

Response to Forman by EnviroEd ( text )

 

If these products are so dangerous why would groups like C.C.S and Cape (Gideons employer) support the use in commercial settings?  If they cause cancer get rid of them completely!  The truth is they do not.  They can be used safely and are.  Resist the "Green Dragon"!

 

 

 

Response to Forman by NORAHG ( links )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Force-Of-Nature-Culprit-Forman-2011-12-12-Letter-to-the-Editor-Deceiving-Alternatives-Water-Kamloops-BC-RESPONSE-pdf.pdf

 

 

 

Response to Forman by NORAHG ( text – long version )

 

 

VESTED INTEREST

 

Before the public pays any serious attention to Anti-Pesticide Activists like Gideon Forman, it must be understood that they have HUGE VESTED INTERESTS IN PERPETUATING IMAGINARY DANGERS about pest control products BECAUSE THEY ARE PAID TO DO SO.

 

Moreover, Anti-Pesticide Activists like Forman are THE LEAST QUALIFIED TO PROVIDE ANY ADVICE concerning pest control products.

 

They are NOT CREDIBLE experts on pest control products.

 

This PROBLEM WITH LACK-OF-ACTIVIST-CREDIBILITY reflects the overall larger problem with ALL Anti-Pesticide Activists.

 

There are NO Anti-Pesticide Activists who are scientists or researchers with credentials in the field of pest control products.

 

NONE ! 

 

They are NOT COMPETENT to talk about pest control products.

 

For more information about Gideon Forman, go to the following link  …

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/gideon-forman-lunatic-ming-the-merciless-enviro-terrorist/

 

 

NO BUSINESS GROWTH

 

According to Gideon Forman, Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION is somehow good for business, and the « number of landscaping and lawn-care companies is growing ».    [  ?!?!  ]

 

Forman is ABSOLUTELY WRONG !

 

It is truly amazing how Anti-Pesticide Activists like Forman attempt to DISTRACT everyone from the CARNAGE that has been wrought by PROHIBITION on the Professional Lawn Care Industry.

 

Outside of British Columbia, Anti-Pesticide Activists like Forman have DESTROYED the Modern Professional Lawn Care Industry. 

 

Because of Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION, DAMAGES to the Professional Lawn Care Industry were EXTENSIVE because there were NO valid economical alternatives to replace the prohibited products.

 

Because of Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION, the owners, employees, and families dependent on Professional Lawn Care businesses faced TERROR, DESPAIR, and DESTITUTION.

 

There were NO OPPORTUNITIES FOR BUSINESS GROWTH.

 

For example, in the Province of Ontario, the Professional Lawn Care Industry LOST OVER 500,000,000 DOLLARS.

 

In Ontario, Professional Lawn Care businesses were forced to TERMINATE many or most of their employees  ―  UP TO 12,500 BECAME UNEMPLOYED.

 

Observers are expecting 780 BUSINESS FAILURES OR BANKRUPTCIES.

 

In Ontario, ONE-COMPANY-PER-WEEK DISAPPEARS INTO TOTAL OBLIVION.

 

The SAME fate awaits British Columbia.

 

For more information about Ontario and Anti-Pesticide CARNAGE, go to the following links  …

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/ontario-living-in-environmental-infamy/

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/carnage-caused-by-anti-pesticide-prohibition/

 

 

DECEIVING PEOPLE IN ONTARIO

 

It is a MYTH to believe that Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION is somehow an opportunity for companies to develop so-called non-toxic  Green Alternative Pesticides.

 

According to Forman  …  «  The up side to the provincial bans is that companies are developing more non-toxic pest-control alternatives.  The industry has come out with more non-toxic products.  »    [  ?!?!  ]

 

In 2008, Anti-Pesticide Activists like Gideon Forman DECEIVED Ontario Government Officials and the public that viable, efficacious, economical, or lower-risk Green Alternatives are already available to replace conventional pest control products.   

 

Activists like Forman who continue to promote Green Alternative Pesticides DO NOT KNOW WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT ! 

 

Moreover, instead of increasing the public’s awareness of the largest known preventable causes of health issues, such as smoking and diet, Anti-Pesticide Activists prefer SCAMMING, DECEIVING, and ALARMING the public into believing there is some IMAGINARY DANGER with conventional pest control products.

 

Rather than providing information for improving the lifestyle choices of the public that could, without a doubt, actually save lives, Anti-Pesticide Activists  prefer CONCOCTING MYTHS, DECEPTIONS, FEAR-MONGERING, FRAUDULENT LIES, MISCONCEPTIONS, COERCION, THREATS, TERROR, and PARANOID CONSPIRACIES about conventional pest control products.

 

 

BOGUS GREEN ALTERNATIVE PESTICIDES

 

Overall, Green Alternative Pesticides are INEFFECTIVE, INADEQUATE, HIGH-RISK, INEFFECTIVE, MORE TOXIC, and STUNNINGLY EXPENSIVE !

 

There are NO viable, efficacious, economical, or low-risk alternatives to replace conventional pest control products. 

 

Green Alternative Pesticides are BOGUS and DISMAL FAILURES  ―  they DO NOT WORK and they are NOT INNOVATIVE products.

 

Green Alternative Pesticides are NOT SAFER, NOT BETTER, and NOT MORE EFFECTIVE.

 

A well-maintained conventional lawn and landscape can ONLY BE ACHIEVED WITH CONVENTIONAL pest control products and fertilizers.

 

Fortunately, CONVENTIONAL pest control products are SAFE, EFFECTIVE, ECONOMICAL, and LOW-RISK.

 

Green Alternative Pesticides and even Organic Fertilizers often CONTAIN LIVING PATHOGENIC ORGANISMS, FERMENTED MATERIALS, OR METALS THAT MAY BE DEEMED UNSAFE FOR CHILDREN, ADULTS, AND THE ENVIRONMENT.

 

In many cases, Green Alternative Pesticides are questionably HIGHER IN TOXICITY, and pose HIGHER ENVIRONMENTAL RISKS.

 

For more information about Green Alternatives, go to the following link  …

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/green-alternatives-bogus-dismal-failures/

 

 

WATER QUALITY

 

According to Gideon Forman, Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION somehow improved water quality in some streams, with « concentrations of pesticides  …  down 90 per cent » in the Province of Ontario.    [  ?!?!  ]

 

Forman is WRONG !

 

On the issue of the Province of Ontario, the 2009 PROHIBITION of pest control products DEFINITELY DID NOT improve water quality in streams and rivers.

 

For more than ten years, well BEFORE the 2009 PROHIBITION, there were CONSISTENTLY LOW LEVELS of pest control products in Ontario streams.

 

ALMOST UNDETECTABLE LEVELS of pest control products were found in Ontario streams EVEN BEFORE the 2009 PROHIBITION.

 

Both before and after the 2009 PROHIBITION, the presence of pest control products were measured in the PARTS PER TRILLION RANGE and WELL BELOW water quality guidelines.

 

In fact, previous studies have shown that, for more than ten years, there have been CONSISTENTLY LOW LEVELS of pest control products in Ontario streams.

 

The 2009 Ontario PROHIBITION did NOT protect the environment.

 

 

LAKES AND RIVERS ARE SAFE

 

Pest control products used in the Urban Landscape DO NOT enter our lakes and rivers through surface run-off and storm sewers

 

Non-Expert Anti-Pesticide Activists ALLEGE that the PROHIBITION of pest control products in the Urban Landscape will somehow lead to lower concentrations of herbicide in our stream water.

 

This is WRONG !

 

This allegation is FALSE, MISLEADING, and CONTRADICTS OVER TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF RESEARCH.

 

Pest control products used in the Urban Landscape DO NOT enter our lakes and rivers through surface run-off and storm sewers.

 

Moreover, the PROHIBITION of pest control products in the Urban Landscape will NOT improve the water quality of our streams and rivers.

 

It is a MYTH to believe that ANY PROHIBITION protects the environment.

 

Non-Expert Anti-Pesticide Activists ALLEGE that PROHIBITION of pest control products in the Urban Landscape somehow leads to lower concentrations of herbicide in stream water. 

 

The PROHIBITION of pest control products in the Urban Landscape does NOT, and WILL NOT, improve the water quality of our streams and rivers.

 

For more information about Water Quality, go to the following link …

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/water-quality/

 

 

POLL SAYS NO PROHIBITION

 

Before implementing PROHIBITION in British Columbia, Government Officials should study a POLL conducted by Canadian Consumer Specialty Products Association ( CCSPA ) in British Columbia.

 

In 2011, CCSPA conducted a POLL in British Columbia that provided the following conclusions  ―

 

●   The VAST MAJORITY of residents are OPPOSED to the PROHIBITION of conventional pest control products

 

●   The VAST MAJORITY of residents FAVOUR the continued use of pest control products around their homes and in public green spaces

 

●   The VAST MAJORITY of residents said « yes » to  conventional pest control products

 

●   Only an INFINITELY SMALL number of residents say « no » to the use of pest control products

 

●   Residents want to continue to have the option to use pest control products

 

●   Residents SUPPORT THE CONTINUED USE OF PEST CONTROL PRODUCTS in the Urban Landscape

 

For more information the CCSPA Poll, please go to the following link …

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/the-wisdom-of-canadian-consumer-specialty-products-association/

 

 

THE FRASER INSTITUTE SAYS NO PROHIBITION

 

Before implementing PROHIBITION in British Columbia, Government Officials should listen to The Fraser Institute.

 

The Fraser Institute is the HIGHLY-RATED independent non-profit research and educational organization ( THINK-TANK ) based in Canada that espouses free market principles. 

 

According to a 2011 report from The Fraser Institute  …

 

●   PROHIBITIONS on the use of pest control product are ILL-CONCEIVED and DO NOT accurately reflect the current state of scientific knowledge.

 

●   HASTY PROHIBITIONS of pest control products SHOULD NOT BE IMPLEMENTED until the underlying science is conclusive and until a comprehensive analysis of the potential side-effects resulting from the PROHIBITION has been undertaken.

 

For more information about The Fraser Institute, please go to  …

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Force-Of-Nature-British-Columbia-Conspiracy-2011-08-11-Heroes-Gabler-Wood-BC-Pesticide-Prohibition-Premature-pdf.pdf

 

or

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Force-Of-Nature-Hero-2011-08-11-Gabler-Wood-Pesticide-Prohibition-Premature-British-Columbia-pdf-300-dpi.pdf

 

 

ANTI-PESTICIDE CARNAGE

 

Any PROHIBITION of pest control products is NOT JUSTIFIED because STRICT REGULATIONS based on scientific research already PROTECT our health and our environment.

 

ALL PROHIBITIONS are 100 per cent Politically-Based and 0 per cent Science-Based.

 

The MAJOR SOURCE of exposure to pest control products is from FOOD SUPPLY, and NOT the Urban Landscape.

 

PROHIBITION is NOT necessary, and has led to CARNAGE.

 

In jurisdictions like Ontario, PROHIBITION led to the DEATH of an elderly man who was forced to hand-pull TOXIC NOXIOUS WEEDS.

 

In jurisdictions where PROHIBITION has been IMPOSED, the Professional Lawn Care Industry has SUFFERED IMMENSE LOSSES, in the HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS.

 

Moreover, because of PROHIBITION, green spaces are OVER-RUN WITH WEEDS, INFESTED WITH INSECTS, and DISMALLY DESTROYED  ―  they look like GARBAGE DUMPS.

 

For more information about Anti-Pesticide CARNAGE, go to  …

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/carnage-caused-by-anti-pesticide-prohibition/

 

 

PROHIBITION IS NOT NECESSARY

 

PROHIBITION is NOT necessary because, overall, when pest control products are used properly, there are NO harmful irreversible effects to health and the environment !

 

Incredibly, some jurisdictions ARBITRARILY PROHIBIT pest control products.

 

In fact, pest control products are  …

 

●   Health-Canada-Approved

 

●   Federally-Legal

 

●   Safe For Children  *

 

●   Scientifically-Safe

 

●   Practically-Non-Toxic

 

●   Good for the Environment

 

*  Except when stored improperly in the home.

 

Furthermore, pest control products  …

 

●   Cause No Harm

 

●   Do Not Cause Cancer

 

●   Do Not Run-Off Into Lakes and Streams

 

●   Enhance the Urban Landscape

 

 

 

Response to Forman by NORAHG ( text – short version )

 

 

Before the public pays any serious attention to Anti-Pesticide Activists like Gideon Forman, it must be understood that they have HUGE VESTED INTERESTS IN PERPETUATING IMAGINARY DANGERS about pest control products BECAUSE THEY ARE PAID TO DO SO.

 

According to Gideon Forman, Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION is somehow good for business, and the « number of landscaping and lawn-care companies is growing ».

 

Forman is ABSOLUTELY WRONG !

 

Outside of British Columbia, DAMAGES to the Professional Lawn Care Industry were EXTENSIVE because there were NO valid economical alternatives to replace the prohibited products.

 

According to Gideon Forman, Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION somehow improved water quality in some streams, with « concentrations of pesticides  …  down 90 per cent » in the Province of Ontario.  

 

Forman is again WRONG !

 

On the issue of the Province of Ontario, the 2009 PROHIBITION of pest control products DEFINITELY DID NOT improve water quality in streams and rivers.

 

For more than ten years, well BEFORE the 2009 PROHIBITION, there were CONSISTENTLY LOW LEVELS of pest control products in Ontario streams.

 

ALMOST UNDETECTABLE LEVELS of pest control products were found in Ontario streams EVEN BEFORE the 2009 PROHIBITION.

 

Both before and after the 2009 PROHIBITION, the presence of pest control products were measured in the PARTS PER TRILLION RANGE and WELL BELOW water quality guidelines.

 

In fact, previous studies have shown that, for more than ten years, there have been CONSISTENTLY LOW LEVELS of pest control products in Ontario streams.

 

The 2009 Ontario PROHIBITION did NOT protect the environment.

 

Before implementing PROHIBITION in British Columbia, Government Officials should study a POLL conducted by Canadian Consumer Specialty Products Association ( CCSPA ) in British Columbia.

 

In 2011, CCSPA conducted a POLL in British Columbia indicated that the VAST MAJORITY of residents are OPPOSED to the PROHIBITION of conventional pest control products.

 

Before implementing PROHIBITION in British Columbia, Government Officials should listen to The Fraser Institute’s argument that PROHIBITIONS on the use of pest control product are ILL-CONCEIVED and DO NOT accurately reflect the current state of scientific knowledge.

 

PROHIBITION is NOT necessary because, overall, when pest control products are used properly, there are NO harmful irreversible effects to health and the environment !

 

 

 

———————-

 

 

 

Incumbents Make Introductions  –  Warren Bell Seeks Election Victory

 

October 26th, 2011

Re :  Warren Bell

Salmon Arm Observer

Salmon Arm, British Columbia

 

 

 

Article Concerning Salmon Arm Municipal Election ( link )

 

http://www.bclocalnews.com/bc_thompson_nicola/salmonarmobserver/news/132637483.html

 

 

 

Send a Letter to the Editor ( e-mail ) 

 

YOU SHOULD COMPLAIN, COMPLAIN, COMPLAIN.

 

newsroom@saobserver.net

 

marthawickett@saobserver.net

 

lachlan@saobserver.net

 

observerads@saobserver.net

 

 

 

Send a Letter to the Editor ( web-site ) 

 

YOU SHOULD COMPLAIN, COMPLAIN, COMPLAIN.

 

http://www.bclocalnews.com/contact_us/?curSection=%2Fbc_thompson_nicola%2Fsalmonarmobserver&c=y&returnPath=%2Fbc_thompson_nicola%2Fsalmonarmobserver%2Fopinion%2F127337393.html&bc09=true

 

 

 

Salmon Arm Observer is an Enviro-Lunatic newspaper that practices advocacy-journalism. 

 

Complain to the editor that their newspaper reports are one-sided in favour of prohibition.

 

 

 

Response by NORAHG ( link )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2011/10/26/salmon-arm-incumbents-should-be-congratulated/

 

 

 

Response by NORAHG ( text )

 

 

On November 19th, 2011, the Salmon Arm Municipal Election will be held.

 

The INCUMBENTS should be CONGRATULATED for their work regarding Professional Lawn Care companies.

 

In 2011, Salmon Arm’s Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION was RESCINDED, and Professional Lawn Care companies could conduct business in an UNOBSTRUCTED MANNER.

 

Town Council decided to provide « Certified Applicators » with an EXCEPTION STATUS, and ended Anti-Pesticide TERRORISM.

 

This was a VICTORY AGAINST the PROHIBITION of pest control products used in the Urban Landscape.

 

Henceforth, the Professional Lawn Care companies in the City of Salmon Arm could conduct business in an UNOBSTRUCTED MANNER, thanks to the Town Council of Salmon Arm.

 

The INCUMBENTS told Anti-Pesticide Activists to Get OFF Our grASS.

 

Unfortunately, Anti-Pesticide Activist Warren Bell is himself seeking to be ELECTED as COUNCILLOR for the City of Salmon Arm.

 

Anti-Pesticide TERRORISM may yet RETURN to Salmon Arm, thanks to Diing-Dong the Clown.

 

Bell is affectionately known as « Diing-Dong the Clown » and « Tinker-Bell ».

 

If elected, Diing-Dong Bell will REINSTATE PROHIBITION and DESTROY the HATED Lawn Care companies ONCE AND FOR ALL.

 

If elected, Warren Bell will DESTROY all local Lawn Care Companies, just as he did in other jurisdictions across Canada.

 

And yet, Bell is NOT EVEN COMPETENT to discuss pest control products.

 

He is PAID as an « expert » on the so-called IMAGINARY DANGER of pest control products, despite the fact that he has NO recognized expertise, training, or background in this matter.

 

Bell is PAID to CONSPIRE in the PROHIBITION of pest control products that are, in fact, HEALTH-CANADA-APPROVED, FEDERALLY-LEGAL, SCIENTIFICALLY-SAFE, and PRACTICALLY-NON-TOXIC.

 

Bell is GOVERNMENT-FINANCED with TAX-FREE MONEY through Anti-Pesticide Organizations like Canadian Cancer Society and Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment.

 

In fact, Bell is a NON-EXPERT FOR-PROFIT HIRED-GUN, an ILLEGAL UNREGISTERED LOBBYIST, and a FUND-RAISER.

 

Overall, Bell’s opinions concerning pest control products are TOTALLY VALUELESS and UTTERLY WORTHLESS.

 

Bell has NO recognized expertise, training or background in matters concerning pest control products.

 

Voters should tell Warren Bell to Get OFF Their grASS.

 

 

 

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BC Pesticide Ban For Health & Business    [  ?!?!  ]

 

October 19th, 2011

Warren Bell and Gideon Forman

Green Muze

Victoria, British Columbia

 

 

 

Letter to the Editor by Bell-Forman ( link )

 

http://www.greenmuze.com/blogs/guest-bloggers/4252-bc-pesticide-ban-for-health-a-business.html

 

 

 

Send a Letter to the Editor ( e-mail ) 

 

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editor@greenmuze.com

 

 

 

Send a Letter to the Editor ( web-site )

 

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http://www.greenmuze.com/contact.html

 

 

 

Response to Bell-Forman by NORAHG ( link )

 

http://pesticidetruths.com/2011/10/25/responses-to-the-bell-forman-myths/

 

 

 

Response to Bell-Forman by NORAHG ( text )

 

 

Warren Bell and Gideon Forman are ENTIRELY WRONG !

 

Anti-Pesticide Activists like Bell and Forman are NOT CREDIBLE experts on pest control products.

 

This PROBLEM WITH LACK-OF-ACTIVIST-CREDIBILITY reflects the overall larger problem with ALL Anti-Pesticide Activists.

 

There are NO Anti-Pesticide Activists who are scientists or researchers with credentials in the field of pest control products.

 

NONE ! 

 

They are NOT COMPETENT to talk about pest control products.

 

Anti-Pesticide Activists are PARTISAN, ARROGANT, and NARCISSISTIC ENOUGH to DEMAND that other people do things their way.

 

Anti-Pesticide Activists have a HUGE VESTED INTEREST IN PERPETUATING IMAGINARY DANGERS about pest control products used in the Urban Landscape. 

 

Doing this attracts HUGE PROFIT AND BENEFITS, in the form of DONATIONS, GOVERNMENT GRANTS, and CELEBRITY.

 

Nonetheless, they CREATE MALICIOUS ILLUSION by PERPETUATING MYTHS about pest control products, and the public believes it is REALITY !

 

Here are some RESPONSES to the Bell-Forman MYTHS.

 

 

POSITIVE EFFECTS ?!?!

 

MYTH  ―  PROHIBITION in British Columbia would somehow have a positive effect on health, environment, and economy  ―  WRONG !

 

RESPONSE  ―  PROHIBITION has led to LOSS OF REVENUES, BUSINESS FAILURES, BANKRUPTCY, and UNEMPLOYMENT, inflicting TERROR, DESPAIR, and DESTITUTION on thousands of hapless victims throughout the Green Space Industry.

 

 

WATER QUALITY ?!?!

 

MYTH  ―  PROHIBITION would somehow improve water quality, with the Province of Ontario used as an example  ―  WRONG !

 

RESPONSE  ―  Pest control products used in the Urban Landscape DO NOT enter our lakes and rivers through surface run-off and storm sewers.  This allegation is FALSE, MISLEADING, and CONTRADICTS OVER TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF RESEARCH.  On the issue of the Province of Ontario, the 2009 PROHIBITION of pest control products DEFINITELY DID NOT improve water quality in streams and rivers.  For more than ten years, well BEFORE the 2009 PROHIBITION, there were CONSISTENTLY LOW LEVELS of pest control products in Ontario streams.  It is a MYTH to believe that ANY PROHIBITION protects the environment.

 

 

DANGER TO CHILDREN ?!?!

 

MYTH  ―  PROHIBITION will somehow eliminate a danger to children  ―  WRONG !

 

RESPONSE  ―  Pest control products DO NOT HARM CHILDREN !  There are NO valid reports of problems with children.  The ASSESSMENT of pest control products by Heath Canada takes into consideration sensitive groups, such as CHILDREN, as well as INFANTS and PREGNANT WOMEN.  CHILDREN’s physiology, behaviours and habits WHILE PLAYING ON TREATED GRASS are CONSIDERED when determining the safety of pest control products.  EXTRA SAFETY FACTORS are applied by Health Canada to protect CHILDREN, as well as INFANTS and PREGNANT WOMEN.  In fact, children are AT RISK WITH PROHIBITION. 

 

 

MEDICAL PROBLEMS ?!?!

 

MYTH  ―  Without PROHIBITION, there will be serious medical problems  ―  WRONG !

 

RESPONSE  ―  We say  …  SHOW US THE BODIES.  Anti-Pesticide Activists are UNABLE To Provide Bodies, Bodies, Bodies.  Bodies of REAL evidence.  More specifically, medical records, medical records, medical records.  Who are, or were, those people ALLEGEDLY harmed by pest control products ?  Where are the medical records ?  Anti-Pesticide Activists say that there are so-called issues with pest control products.  Surely they can produce ONE medical record.

 

 

ONTARIO COLLEGE OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS ?!?!

 

MYTH  ―  PROHIBITION is necessary because Ontario College of Family Physicians reported that pest control products are somehow associated various types of cancer  ―  WRONG !

 

RESPONSE  ―  In 2004, Ontario College of Family Physicians ( OCFP ) CONCOCTED a Literature Review of pest control products.  This organization is a DISCREDITED RADICAL Anti-Pesticide Organization.  The review was BOGUS, BIASED, DISGRACEFUL, FALSE, MISLEADING, and SUBVERSIVE, and has absolutely NO CREDIBILITY in the legitimate scientific community, and has been DISCREDITED, DEBUNKED, and REFUTED by Health Canada and by The Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution.

 

 

JOURNAL OF PAEDIATRICS AND CHILD HEALTH ?!?!

 

MYTH  ―  PROHIBITION is necessary because an article in the Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health ( April, 2006 ) reported pest control products are somehow linked to health issues  ―  WRONG !

 

RESPONSE  ―  Canadian Paediatric Society has stated that it SHOULD NOT BE CITED with this article, and has communicated this position to Anti-Pesticide Activists.  Moreover, the authors of the article have NO affiliation with Canadian Paediatric Society.  They have ABSOLUTELY NO competent expertise, recognized training, or background, in matters concerning pest control products,  Not surprisingly, the two primary authors of the April 2006 article were/are PERSONALLY ALLIED with Anti-Pesticide Organizations.  Furthermore, the April 2006 article was an ASSESSMENT ( i.e. a judgement based upon Anti-Pesticide motivation ), and NOT the result of ANY scientific research.

 

 

BUSINESS GROWTH ?!?!

 

MYTH  ―  PROHIBITION is somehow an opportunity for business growth, and has allegedly been well received by Professional Lawn Care companies because of its supposed positive effects  ―  WRONG !

 

RESPONSE  ―  Because of Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION, DAMAGES to the Professional Lawn Care Industry were EXTENSIVE because there were NO valid economical alternatives to replace the prohibited products.  In the Province of Ontario, the Professional Lawn Care Industry LOST OVER 500,000,000 DOLLARS, and businesses were forced to TERMINATE many or most of their employees  ―  UP TO 12,500 BECAME UNEMPLOYED.  Observers are expecting 780 BUSINESS FAILURES OR BANKRUPTCIES.  In Ontario, ONE-COMPANY-PER-WEEK DISAPPEARS INTO TOTAL OBLIVION.  The SAME fate awaits British Columbia.

 

 

RESIDENT SUPPORT ?!?!

 

MYTH  ―  Enviro-Polls indicate that PROHIBITION is somehow supported by over 70 per cent of residents  ―  WRONG !

 

RESPONSE  ―  A MORE LEGITIMATE POLL, conducted by Canadian Consumer Specialty Products Association ( CCSPA ) in 2011, indicated that the VAST MAJORITY OF RESIDENTS ARE OPPOSED TO THE PROHIBITION of conventional pest control products.  The CCSPA-Poll reported that the VAST MAJORITY of residents are OPPOSED to the PROHIBITION of conventional pest control products.  Only an INFINITELY SMALL number of residents say « no » to the use of pest control products.

 

 

THE ENVIRONMENTAL FACTOR ?!?!

 

MYTH  ―  PROHIBITION was beneficial to companies like The Environmental Factor company which allegedly had a 400 per cent increase in sales  ―  WRONG !

 

RESPONSE  ―  Ontario Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION was NOT positive for ANYONE, except when they received FREE MONEY from the government.  The story of Environmental Factor is NOT a good example of BUSINESS GROWTH under the PROHIBITION of pest control products.  Environmental Factor is a supplier of Green Alternatives to conventional pest control products, such as the herbicide Corn Gluten Meal.  It also operates a handful of lawn care company franchises.  This company did NOT have a SUSTAINED 400 per cent increase in sales, but rather, its so-called growth was ARTIFICIAL because of an infusion of GOVERNMENT GRANTS.  Unfortunately, Environmental Factor’s BUSINESS GROWTH SEVERELY DETERIORATED because demand PLUMMETED for Corn Gluten Meal  ―  this product does NOT control ANY weeds under ANY circumstances.  Furthermore, several Environmental Factor lawn care franchises fell into BANKRUPTCY or BUSINESS FAILURE.

 

 

HALIFAX ?!?!

 

MYTH  ―  PROHIBITION in Halifax Regional Municipality, in Nova Scotia, allegedly led to a 50 per cent increase in the number of Professional Lawn Care companies  ―  WRONG !

 

RESPONSE  ―  In 2000, Halifax IMPOSED, over a three-year period, the PROHIBITION of conventional pest control products used in the Urban Landscape.  This Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION led to HARDSHIP AND LOSSES for the Professional Lawn Care businesses because there were NO valid economical alternatives to replace the prohibited products.  Customers DISINTEGRATED BY OVER 50 PER CENT, and REVENUES PLUMMETED BY 40 PER CENT.  The number of businesses DID NOT GROW WHATSOEVER !

 

 

ORGANIZATIONS ?!?!

 

MYTH  ―  PROHIBITION is supported by Anti-Pesticide Activists that are somehow more knowledgeable than Health Canada  ―  WRONG !

 

RESPONSE  ―  Are Anti-Pesticide Activists more knowledgeable than Health Canada ?!?!?  NO !  Anti-Pesticide Activists have conveniently considered the hundreds of qualified scientists of Health Canada’s respected Pest Management Regulatory Agency to be incompetent and/or incapable of arriving at correct scientific findings concerning conventional pest control products.  In order to allow SOUND SCIENCE to be effectively practiced, it would be preferable leave the interpretation of scientific research about pest control products to those people who ARE competent to do it  ―  Health Canada, and NOT Anti-Pesticide Activists.  NO pest control product can be sold or used until Health Canada’s scientists have evaluated ALL the existing evidence to determine whether the product meets stringent health and safety requirements.  Conventional pest control products are SCIENTIFICALLY SAFE since they have been scrutinized and approved by the HUNDREDS of expert scientists at Health Canada !  Overall, when they are used properly, there are NO harmful irreversible effects to health and the environment !  Instead of increasing the public’s awareness of the largest known preventable causes of cancer, such as smoking and diet, Anti-Pesticide Activists prefer SCAMMING, DECEIVING, and ALARMING the public into believing there is some IMAGINARY DANGER with conventional pest control products.  Rather than providing information for improving the lifestyle choices of the public that could, without a doubt, actually save lives, Anti-Pesticide Activists prefer CONCOCTING MYTHS, DECEPTIONS, FEAR-MONGERING, FRAUDULENT LIES, MISCONCEPTIONS, COERCION, THREATS, TERROR, and PARANOID CONSPIRACIES about conventional pest control products.

 

 

PROHIBITION NOT NECESSARY

 

Any PROHIBITION of pest control products is NOT JUSTIFIED because STRICT REGULATIONS based on scientific research already PROTECT our health and our environment.

 

ALL PROHIBITIONS are 100 per cent Politically-Based and 0 per cent Science-Based.

 

The MAJOR SOURCE of exposure to pest control products is from FOOD SUPPLY, and NOT the Urban Landscape.

 

In jurisdictions like Ontario, PROHIBITION led to the DEATH of an elderly man who was forced to hand-pull TOXIC NOXIOUS WEEDS.

 

PROHIBITION INFLICTED IMMENSE LOSSES to the Professional Lawn Care Industry, in the HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS.

 

Because of PROHIBITION, green spaces are OVER-RUN WITH WEEDS, INFESTED WITH INSECTS, and DISMALLY DESTROYED  ―  they look like GARBAGE DUMPS.

 

Incredibly, some jurisdictions ARBITRARILY PROHIBIT pest control products.

 

In fact, pest control products are  …

 

●   Health-Canada-Approved

 

●   Federally-Legal

 

●   Safe For Children  *

 

●   Scientifically-Safe

 

●   Practically-Non-Toxic

 

●   Good for the Environment

 

*  Except when stored improperly in the home.

 

Overall, when pest control products are used properly, there are NO harmful irreversible effects to health and the environment !

 

In fact, pest control products  …

 

●   Cause No Harm

 

●   Do Not Cause Cancer

 

●   Do Not Run-Off Into Lakes and Streams

 

●   Enhance the Urban Landscape

 

 

 

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Health professionals come together to support wind and solar power    [  ?!?!  ]

 

October 6th, 2011

Re :  Gideon Forman

Stittsville / Richmond EMC

Ottawa, Ontario

 

 

 

Comments by Forman ( link )

 

http://www.emcstittsvillerichmond.ca/20111006/news/Health+professionals+come+together+to+support+wind+and+solar+power

 

 

 

Send a Letter to the Editor ( e-mails )

 

YOU SHOULD COMPLAIN, COMPLAIN, COMPLAIN.

 

rcoyne@perfprint.ca

 

tfritz@emckanata.ca

 

tlepack@theemc.ca

 

 

 

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Response to Forman by NORAHG ( text )

 

 

According to Gideon Forman  ― 

 

«  CAPE’s primary objective is to protect the ENVIRONMENT in order to protect human health.  [ ?!?! ]  We’re a NON-PARTISAN organization  ―  as DOCTORS and other health professionals, CAPE members are simply concerned about the health of people and of the environment.  [ ?!?! ]  Having a LARGE GROUP of health professionals supporting this also adds a lot of credibility to the cause.  [ ?!?! ]  »

 

 

WHATEVER IT IS, CAPE IS AGAINST IT

 

Forman’s ACTIVIST-ANTICS 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 !  »

 

Forman has the VERY SAME SONG AND DANCE.

 

Forman is AGAINST coal.

 

He is AGAINST pest control products.

 

He is AGAINST tar sands.

 

He is FOR wind turbines because his friend Dalton McGuinty tells him to.

 

 

FORMAN COULD NOT CARE LESS

 

It is PITIFULLY LUDICROUS to believe that Forman and CAPE are somehow concerned about health and the environment.

 

Forman and CAPE COULD NOT CARE LESS about health and the environment.

 

Forman is NOT A CREDIBLE EXPERT ON ANY ISSUE, whether it is coal, pest control products, tar sands, or wind turbines.

 

 

WHAT IS CAPE ?

 

CAPE is a FUND-RAISING organization, and NOT a science or research organization.

 

Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment ( CAPE ) is a VAST FUND-RAISING MILLIONAIRE MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR PROFIT-MAKING MACHINE.

 

CAPE is operated by a handful of Non-Expert Fund-Raisers, like Forman, who are PAID-FOR-PROFIT as SUBVERSIVE ILLEGAL LOBBYISTS.

 

CAPE has a HUGE VESTED INTEREST IN SUBVERSIVELY PERPETUATING IMAGINARY DANGERS about coal and pest control products. 

 

Doing this attracts HUGE SUMS OF PROFIT.

 

The primary reason for the existence of CAPE has NOTHING TO DO with health and the environment.

 

The primary reason for the existence of CAPE is BUSINESS, CASH-FLOW, PROFIT, MEMBERSHIP, DONATIONS, and GOVERNMENT GRANTS.

 

It is also LUDICROUS to believe that CAPE somehow represents the views of health care workers, such as PHYSICIANS.

 

The VAST MAJORITY of CAPE members ARE NOT EVEN PHYSICIANS.

 

In fact, CAPE represents an INFINITESIMALLY SMALL number of doctors.

 

CAPE merely represents LESS THAN 4 PER CENT of all doctors in Canada.

 

 

NON-PARTISAN ?!?!

 

It is LAUGHABLE to believe that Forman and CAPE are somehow NON-PARTISAN in view of OBVIOUS INDISCREET ASSOCIATIONS with Premier Dalton McGuinty and the Ontario Liberal Government.

 

Through The Ontario Trillium Foundation, the McGuinty Government has given CAPE, TAX-FREE, HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS to represents its interests in matters concerning the environment.

 

This FREE TAX-EXEMPT MONEY helped pay for a LARGE CHUNK of Forman’s salary as a NON-EXPERT LOBBYIST who works for an organization that TERRORIZES and DESTROYS LAW-ABIDING and TAX-PAYING INDUSTRIES.

 

Until 2009, Forman was PAID-FOR-PROFIT to CONSPIRE to PROHIBIT pest control products used in the Urban Landscape  ―  this led to the DESTRUCTION of the Professional Lawn Care Industry.

 

On April 22nd, 2009, the Government of Ontario ARBITRARILY PROHIBITED pest control products.

 

In fact, pest control products are  …

 

●   Health-Canada-Approved

 

●   Federally-Legal

 

●   Scientifically-Safe

 

●   Safe For Children  *

 

*  Except when stored improperly in the home.

 

 

FORMAN’S ANTI-PESTICIDE CARNAGE

 

Because in large part to Forman’s ACTIVIST-ANTICS, Ontario Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION led to LOSS OF REVENUES, BUSINESS FAILURES, BANKRUPTCY, and UNEMPLOYMENT.

 

Ontario Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION led to TERROR, DESPAIR, and DESTITUTION on THOUSANDS of hapless victims throughout the Professional Lawn Care Industry.

 

Because of the Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION, Professional Lawn Care businesses were forced to TERMINATE many or most of their employees. 

 

The DEVASTATION of the Professional Lawn Care Industry was EXTENSIVE because there were NO valid economical alternatives to replace the prohibited products. 

 

Consequently, Professional Lawn Care Companies were UNABLE to provide adequate weed and insect control, and were UNABLE to keep their customers satisfied.

 

The Ontario Professional Lawn Care Industry LOST OVER 500,000,000 DOLLARS, with UP TO 12,500 UNEMPLOYED.

 

Moreover, because of PROHIBITION, green spaces became OVER-RUN WITH WEEDS, INFESTED WITH INSECTS, and DISMALLY DESTROYED  ―  they looked like GARBAGE DUMPS.

 

This CARNAGE was, in large part, due to Forman’s ACTIVIST-ANTICS.

 

 

FORMAN’S LEGACY

 

So far, Forman and CAPE have left quite a LEGACY in Ontario  ―

 

●   LOST JOBS and HARDSHIP for people

 

●   DESTROYED economies

 

●   WEAKENED communities

 

●   DANGEROUS playgrounds maintained like GARBAGE DUMPS

 

●   ANXIOUS children FEARING modern technology

 

●   WASTED MONEY on PROHIBITION CONSPIRACIES

 

Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment has CLEARLY PROVEN that an Environmental Fund-Raising Organization can ATTRACT MILLIONS OF DOLLARS, WITHOUT CARING ABOUT HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT.

 

The primary reason for the existence of CAPE is  BUSINESS, CASH-FLOW, PROFIT, MEMBERSHIP, DONATIONS, and GOVERNMENT GRANTS.

 

CAPE DOES NOT have a LEGACY of protecting health and environment.

 

Gideon Forman  …  Get OFF Our grASS, and Roast In Hell.

 

 

 

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Evidence Depends on the Source    [  ?!?!  ]

 

September 7th, 2011

Warren Bell

Salmon Arm Observer

Salmon Arm, British Columbia

 

 

 

Letter to the Editor by Bell ( link )

 

http://www.bclocalnews.com/opinion/letters/129387428.html#

 

 

 

Send a Letter to the Editor ( e-mail )

 

YOU SHOULD COMPLAIN, COMPLAIN, COMPLAIN.

 

newsroom@saobserver.net

 

marthawickett@saobserver.net

 

lachlan@saobserver.net

 

observerads@saobserver.net

 

 

 

Send a Letter to the Editor ( web-site )

 

YOU SHOULD COMPLAIN, COMPLAIN, COMPLAIN.

 

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Salmon Arm Observer is an Enviro-Lunatic newspaper that practices advocacy-journalism. 

 

Complain to the editor that their newspaper reports are one-sided in favour of prohibition.

 

 

 

Response to Bell by NORAHG ( text )

 

 

SUPPORTING PROHIBITION

 

Warren Bell has a HUGE VESTED INTEREST IN PERPETUATING IMAGINARY DANGERS about pest control products used in the Urban Landscape. 

 

Doing this attracts HUGE SUMS OF PROFIT to his organizations, in the form of MEMBERSHIP, DONATIONS, and GOVERNMENT GRANTS.

 

Bell’s Anti-Pesticide Organizations are Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment ( CAPE ) and Canadian-Cancer-Society ( CCS ).

 

Bell also has a HUGE VESTED INTEREST IN PERPETUATING IMAGINARY DANGERS about pest control products BECAUSE HE IS PAID TO DO SO.

 

On top of his 165,000-dollar-per-year salary at Shuswap Lake General Hospital, Bell is PAID UNFATHOMABLY VAST SUMS OF MONEY by Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment ( CAPE ) and Canadian-Cancer-Society ( CCS ).

 

 

AGAINST PROHIBITION

 

Why should anyone be AGAINST the PROHIBITION of pest control products in the Urban Landscape ?

 

In Provinces like Ontario and Quebec, PROHIBITION DESTROYED the Modern Professional Lawn Care Industry.

 

On this issue Bell COULD NOT CARE LESS THAT PROHIBITION INFLICTED TERROR, DESPAIR, and DESTITUTION on THOUSANDS of hapless victims throughout the Professional Lawn Care Industry.

 

Because of PROHIBITION, Professional Lawn Care businesses were forced to TERMINATE many or most of their employees. 

 

The DEVASTATION of the Professional Lawn Care Industry was EXTENSIVE because there were NO valid economical alternatives to replace the prohibited products. 

 

Consequently, Professional Lawn Care Companies were UNABLE to provide adequate weed and insect control, and were UNABLE to keep their customers satisfied.

 

In the Province of Quebec, OVER 60 PER CENT of the Professional Lawn Care Industry was ANNIHILATED.

 

In the Province of Ontario, the Professional Lawn Care Industry LOST OVER 500,000,000 DOLLARS, with UP TO 12,500 UNEMPLOYED.

 

 

THE FRASER INSTITUTE

 

According to The Fraser Institute, the highly-rated Think-Tank of TRUE EXPERTS, PROHIBITIONS on the use of pest control product are ILL-CONCEIVED and DO NOT accurately reflect the current state of scientific knowledge

 

Also according to The Fraser Institute, HASTY PROHIBITIONS of pest control products SHOULD NOT BE IMPLEMENTED until the underlying science is conclusive, and until a comprehensive analysis of the potential side-effects resulting from the PROHIBITION has been undertaken.

 

Incredibly, some municipalities and provinces ARBITRARILY PROHIBIT pest control products that are, in fact,  …

 

●   Health-Canada-Approved,

 

●   Federally-Legal,

 

●   Scientifically-Safe, and

 

●   Practically-Non-Toxic.

 

 

PROVINCE OF ONTARIO

 

On the issue concerning Ontario streams and rivers, Bell is WRONG !

 

The PROHIBITION of pest control products in the Province of Ontario DID NOT improve water quality in streams and rivers.

 

ALMOST UNDETECTABLE LEVELS of pest control products were found in Ontario streams EVEN BEFORE PROHIBITION.

 

Non-Expert Anti-Pesticide Activists like Bell ALLEGE that the PROHIBITION of pest control products in the Urban Landscape somehow leads to lower concentrations of herbicide in stream water.   

 

This is WRONG !

 

This allegation is FALSE, MISLEADING, and CONTRADICTS OVER TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF RESEARCH.

 

 

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF RESEARCH

 

It is common knowledge within the LEGITIMATE SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY that pest control products and fertilizers used for the maintenance of turfgrass areas ARE NOT CONSIDERED AS SERIOUS CONTAMINANTS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT.

 

Researchers have shown that A HEALTHY, DENSE, AND PROPERLY-MAINTAINED TURFGRASS COVER will help RETAIN pest control products and fertilizers, acting like a GIANT SPONGE. 

 

The leaves, the thatch, and the roots, as well as the soil medium, all interact to intercept most pest control product and fertilizer inputs.

 

The overall fate of pest control products and fertilizers used in the turfgrass environment has been estimated in DOZENS OF RESEARCH REPORTS examining RUN-OFF and LEACHING.

 

Here are some examples of the scientific conclusions from these reports  ―

 

●   A healthy, dense, and properly-maintained turf cover significantly REDUCES the potential for run-off losses of pest control products and fertilizers

 

●   Losses to surface run-off of pest control products and fertilizers applied to turfgrass DOES NOT APPEAR TO POSE A SIGNIFICANT HAZARD

 

●   Natural precipitation events DOES NOT produce detectable run-off

 

●   Pest control products DO NOT move in water, either off-site with run-off or down through the soil profile

 

 

BELL IS UNABLE TO PROVIDE BODIES, BODIES, BODIES

 

The public must be warned that the issues concerning pest control products are CONTROVERSIAL only because they were CONCOCTED by Warren Bell and his buddies.

 

Unfortunately, Bell is UNABLE to provide bodies, bodies, bodies.

 

Bodies of REAL evidence.

 

Bodies of REAL evidence, and NOT JUNK SCIENCE REPORTS that have been DOMESTICALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY REFUTED AND DISCREDITED.

 

Bodies of REAL evidence, and NOT JUNK SCIENCE REPORTS that have NEVER been made available for independent review.

 

Bodies of REAL evidence, and NOT JUNK SCIENCE REPORTS intended to DISCREDIT the work of REAL experts, such as Health Canada.

 

Bodies of REAL evidence, and NOT « secret evidence » or DEBUNKED REPORTS.

 

More specifically, medical records, medical records, medical records.

 

More specifically, Bell needs to provide verifiable medical records.

 

Bell claims to have practiced medicine for 32 years.

 

Where are HIS medical records ?!?!

 

Who are, or were, those people ALLEGEDLY harmed by pest control products ?

 

Where are the medical records ?

 

Make them available for public review.

 

Bell MUST STOP using « secret evidence » and DEBUNKED REPORTS.

 

 

NO EXPERT

 

Bell is NO CREDIBLE expert on pest control products, and neither are any of his buddies, like Gideon Forman.

 

The problem with Bell reflects the overall larger problem with ALL Anti-Pesticide Activists.

 

There are NO Anti-Pesticide Activists who are scientists or researchers with credentials in the field of pest control products.

 

NONE !

 

They are NOT COMPETENT to talk about pest control products.

 

 

 

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Ideal Medical Doctor    [  ?!?!  ]

 

September 2011

Re :  Gideon Forman

Corporate Knights  ―  The Magazine For Clean Capitalism

Province of Ontario

 

 

 

Comments by Forman ( link )

 

http://www.corporateknights.ca/report/8th-annual-knight-schools-results/knight-schools-spotlight-medicine?page=show

 

 

 

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Two Takes On Pesticide Issues    [  ?!?!  ]

 

August 30th, 2011

Gideon Forman

Invermere Valley Echo

Invermere, British Columbia

 

 

 

Letter to the Editor by Forman ( link )

 

http://www.bclocalnews.com/kootenay_rockies/invermerevalleyecho/opinion/letters/128616773.html

 

 

 

Send a Letter to the Editor ( Visentin link )

 

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Response to Forman by Visentin ( link )

 

http://www.bclocalnews.com/opinion/letters/130310803.html

 

 

 

Response to Forman by Visentin ( text )

 

 

Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment is an environmental activist group based out of Toronto that has a mandate to oppose all things not in line with their vision of the world. They operate similar to all other activists groups by promoting fear and misinformation while at the same time offering few solutions other than to oppose and protest.

 

The OCFP report he refers to is a cherry-picked epidemiological report that has been  debunked many times over by the credible scientific community. The OCFP review is a Google search of negative pesticide studies summarized into a report. Here are some comments on the OCFP report from world renowned scientists who actually studied the effects of pesticides for many years:

 

"This document does not describe the health impact of pesticides. It should not supplant the judgment of Health Canada on regulatory policy issue," Dr. Frank N. Dost, DVM, emeritus professor of agricultural chemistry and forest toxicology, Oregon State University, and fellow of the Academy of Toxicological Sciences.

 

"The conclusions of the OCFP report should be treated with great caution," Dr. Keith Solomon, professor of Environmental Biology and director at the Centre for Toxicology, University of Guelph.

 

Here is your challenge Gideon, put some fact into your fiction by listing in this paper all the pesticides that are used on Canadian lawns that are listed as probable or known carcinogens by any scientific agency in the world.

 

You may also want to include a list of all the non-toxic products that homeowners can use along with a brief description of their uses and efficiencies.

 

 

Paul Visentin

Cranbrook

 

 

 

Response to Forman by NORAHG ( text )

 

 

Paul Visentin is ABSOLUTELY CORRECT in his assessment of the Literature Review of pest control products CONCOCTED by Ontario College of Family Physicians ( OCFP ).

 

According to Visentin  ―

 

«  The OCFP report he refers to is a cherry-picked epidemiological report that has been DEBUNKED many times over by the credible scientific community.  »

 

To paraphrase a famous poet, «  Ontario College of Family Physicians uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts  …  for support rather than illumination.  »

 

 

BOGUS LITERATURE REVIEW

 

In 2004, Ontario College of Family Physicians ( OCFP ) CONCOCTED a Literature Review of pest control products.

 

Ontario College of Family Physicians is a DISCREDITED RADICAL Anti-Pesticide Organization.

 

The primary OBJECTIVE of the BOGUS-OCFP-Review had NOTHING TO DO WITH HEALTH but had everything to do with BUSINESS, CASH-FLOW, PROFIT, and INCREASING MEMBERSHIPS AND DONATIONS for Ontario College of Family Physicians.

 

In return for CONCOCTING the review, OCFP was PAID-FOR-PROFIT by Laidlaw Foundation, an organization that also FINANCIALLY SUPPORTS other Anti-Pesticide Organizations.

 

The BOGUS-OCFP-Review was also used as a PRETEXT to FINANCE Anti-Pesticide Organizations that CONSPIRED to PROHIBIT pest control products in the Urban Landscape.

 

The Government of Ontario SPENT OVER 2,000,000 DOLLARS on the CONSPIRACY to PROHIBIT pest control products.

 

Under the guise of GOVERNMENT GRANTS, PAY-OFFS were provided to Anti-Pesticide Organizations affiliated with Ontario College of Family Physicians.

 

On April 22nd, 2009, the Government of Ontario ARBITRARILY PROHIBITED pest control products that were, in fact, HEALTH-CANADA-APPROVED, FEDERALLY-LEGAL, and SCIENTIFICALLY-SAFE.

 

The Government of Ontario spent OVER 2,000,000 DOLLARS on the DESTRUCTION of law-abiding tax-payers and businesses in the Professional Lawn Care Industry.

 

The Government of Ontario spent OVER 2,000,000 DOLLARS to BASELESSLY SMEAR, FALSELY ACCUSE, GROTESQUELY PUNISH, INNOCENTLY CONVICT, SHAMELESSLY PERSECUTE, and WRONGFULLY DEPRIVE those people working in the Professional Lawn Care Industry who used pest control products that were nonetheless HEALTH-CANADA-APPROVED, FEDERALLY-LEGAL, and SCIENTIFICALLY-SAFE.

 

The Professional Lawn Care Industry’s own TAX-DOLLARS were used to DESTROY its companies, and UNEMPLOY its workers.

 

 

IS OCFP MORE KNOWLEDGEABLE THAN HEALTH CANADA ?!?!?

 

NO !

 

Conventional pest control products are SCIENTIFICALLY SAFE since they have been scrutinized and approved by the HUNDREDS of expert scientists at Health Canada ! 

 

Evidently, OCFP-Lunatics conveniently considered the hundreds of qualified scientists of Health Canada’s respected Pest Management Regulatory Agency to be incompetent and/or incapable of arriving at correct scientific findings concerning conventional pest control products.

 

In order to allow SOUND SCIENCE to be effectively practiced, it would be preferable leave the interpretation of scientific research to those people who ARE competent to do it  ―  Health Canada, and NOT OCFP-Lunatics.

 

NO pest control product can be sold or used until Health Canada’s scientists have evaluated ALL the existing evidence to determine whether the product meets stringent health and safety requirements. 

 

Overall, when they are used properly, there are NO harmful irreversible effects to health and the environment !

 

 

PROHIBITION NOT NECESSARY

 

Any PROHIBITION of pest control products is NOT JUSTIFIED because STRICT REGULATIONS BASED ON SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ALREADY PROTECT OUR HEALTH and OUR ENVIRONMENT.

 

PROHIBITIONS, such as the one IMPOSED in Ontario, were 100 per cent Politically-Based and 0 per cent Science-Based.

 

Incredibly, jurisdictions ARBITRARILY PROHIBIT pest control products that are, in fact,  …

 

●   Health-Canada-Approved

 

●   Federally-Legal

 

●   Safe For Children  *

 

●   Scientifically-Safe

 

●   Practically-Non-Toxic

 

●   Cause No Harm

 

●   Do Not Cause Cancer

 

●   Enhance the Urban Landscape

 

●   Good for the Environment

 

*  Except when stored improperly in the home.

 

In 2011, PROHIBITION led to the DEATH of an elderly man who was forced to hand-pull TOXIC NOXIOUS WEEDS.

 

PROHIBITION INFLICTED IMMENSE LOSSES to the Professional Lawn Care Industry, in the HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS.

 

Because of PROHIBITION, green spaces were OVER-RUN WITH WEEDS, INFESTED WITH INSECTS, and DISMALLY DESTROYED  ―  they looked like GARBAGE DUMPS.

 

In fact, when pest control products are used properly, there are NO harmful irreversible effects to health and the environment !

 

 

 

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Source of Statements on Pesticides Says It All    [  ?!?!  ]

 

August 25th, 2011

Warren Bell

The Daily News

Kamloops, British Columbia

 

 

 

Letter to the Editor by Bell ( link )

 

http://www.kamloopsnews.ca/article/20110825/KAMLOOPS0303/110829912/-1/kamloops0303/source-of-statements-on-pesticides-says-it-all

 

 

 

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Response to Bell by Enviro Ed ( text )

 

 

Many of these products have been around for over 50 years.  They have been tested and re-tested many times over.  Not just by Canada's PMRA, but by health authorities all over the world.  So what is it, a global conspiracy?  I think not.  Thanks to modern day chemistry we have a much better quality of life and are living longer.  This attack against synthetic pesticides is unfounded. Dr. Bell suggest we use less toxic alternatives, keep in mind these "green" alternatives must go through the same regulatory process as their conventional counterparts.  So we are to trust the PMRA that the "green" alternative products are safe but not the conventional or synthetics ones?  That makes no sense what so ever.  I do agree herbicides should not be used unnecessarily the difference is those who oppose their use, believe they have no place at all.  If I want to protect my landscape, in which I have invested thousands of dollars, by the judicious use of a registered and approved herbicide, weather it be synthetic or not that to me is not unreasonable or unnecessary.

 

 

 

Response to Bell by NORAHG ( text )

 

 

Bell MUST STOP using « secret evidence » and DEBUNKED REPORTS.

 

What does Bell have as reference sources ? 

 

Anti-Pesticide references from GOOGLE and WIKIPEDIA.

 

Big Whoop !

 

In other words, Bell has SQUAT !

 

Anti-Pesticide references originating from GOOGLE and WIKIPEDIA are NO MORE CREDIBLE as those ALLEGING that Bell is an Anti-Semite or a Ghost-Whisperer.

 

None of these stories are true.

 

Bell claims to have practiced medicine for 32 years.

 

Where are HIS medical records ?!?!

 

Who are, or were, those people ALLEGEDLY harmed by pest control products ?

 

Warren Bell and his ALLEGATIONS, versus  …  ?!?!

 

In comparison, overall, pest control products ARE scientifically-safe according to  …

 

…   American Council for Science and Health, American Cancer Society, CropLife Canada, Health Canada, The Fraser Institute, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and more.

 

These references are certainly MORE CREDIBLE than GOOGLE and WIKIPEDIA.

 

Bell is NO expert on pest control products.

 

Bell has ABSOLUTELY NO background, training, or experience concerning pest control products, making his opinions FLAWED, DISTORTED, VALUELESS, and WORTHLESS.

 

Bell is NO CREDIBLE expert on pest control products, and neither are any of his buddies.

 

The problem with Bell reflects the overall larger problem with ALL Anti-Pesticide Activists.

 

There are NO Anti-Pesticide Activists who are scientists or researchers with credentials in the field of pest control products.

  

 

 

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Doctors Favor Lawn Pesticide Bans    [  Wrong !  ]

 

August 17th, 2011

Warren Bell and Gideon Forman

eNews Park Forest

Illinois, U.S.A.

 

 

 

Letter to the Editor by Bell-Forman ( link )

 

http://www.enewspf.com/latest-news/science-a-environmental/26156-doctors-favor-lawn

 

 

 

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You should respond to this Letter to the Editor, even though it is posted on a U.S. location, for the simple reason that it still can be viewed by EVERYONE on the Internet.  This Letter to the Editor is a slightly-altered version of the ones used with British Columbia newspapers.

 

 

 

Response to Bell by NORAHG ( text )

 

 

Here are some facts concerning pest control products, as well as facts pertaining to Bell-Forman ALLEGATIONS.

 

PROHIBITION has INFLICTED HORRENDOUS CARNAGE in jurisdictions such as Halifax, Quebec, and Ontario.

 

PROHIBITION led to HARDSHIP AND LOSSES for the Professional Lawn Care businesses because there were NO valid economical alternatives to replace the prohibited products. 

 

In Halifax Regional Municipality, customers DISINTEGRATED BY OVER 50 PER CENT, and REVENUES PLUMMETED BY 40 PER CENT.

 

The number of businesses in Halifax DID NOT GROW WHATSOEVER !

 

In the Province of Quebec, OVER 60 PER CENT OF THE PROFESSIONAL LAWN CARE INDUSTRY WAS ANNIHILATED.

 

HUNDREDS OF QUEBEC BUSINESSES DISAPPEARED INTO TOTAL OBLIVION.

 

In the Province of Ontario, the PROFESSIONAL LAWN CARE INDUSTRY LOST OVER 500,000,000 DOLLARS.

 

Ontario Lawn Care businesses were forced to TERMINATE many or most of their employees  ―  UP TO 12,500 BECAME UNEMPLOYED.

 

PROHIBITION led to LOSS OF REVENUES, BUSINESS FAILURES, BANKRUPTCY, and UNEMPLOYMENT.

 

In Ontario, ONE-COMPANY-PER-WEEK DISAPPEARS INTO TOTAL OBLIVION.

 

PROHIBITION IS BAD FOR BUSINESS.

 

PROHIBITION DESTROYED THE MODERN PROFESSIONAL LAWN CARE INDUSTRY in Halifax, Quebec, and Ontario.

 

 

 

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Doctors Favor Lawn Pesticide Bans    [  Wrong !  ]

 

August 16th, 2011

Warren Bell and Gideon Forman

SafeLawns.blog

Maine, U.S.A.

 

 

 

Letter to the Editor by Bell-Forman ( link )

 

http://www.safelawns.org/blog/index.php/2011/08/guest-blog-doctors-favor-lawn-pesticide-bans/

 

 

 

Letter to the Editor ( e-mails )

 

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paul@ppplants.com

 

Paul@SafeLawns.org

 

stockgift@bowdoin.edu

 

 

 

This Letter to the Editor is a slightly-altered version of the ones used with British Columbia newspapers.

 

Enviro-Lunatic Editor Paul Tukey will not publish your comments, but he will read them personally since he has considerable time on his hands due to the low demand for his services and his imminent business failure.

 

 

 

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Keep Your Lawn Off Drugs    [  ?!?!  ]

 

August 16th, 2011

Heather Leschied

Invermere Valley Echo

Invermere, British Columbia

 

 

 

Letter to the Editor by Leschied ( link )

 

http://www.bclocalnews.com/kootenay_rockies/invermerevalleyecho/community/127794223.html

 

 

 

Leschied operates with Lake Windermere Ambassadors, the public relations shield for Wildsight and Canadian-Cancer-Society, both Anti-Pesticide Prohibition-Terrorist-Organizations.

 

 

 

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Response to Bell by NORAHG ( text )

 

 

Here are some facts concerning pest control products  ― 

 

First, they ARE NOT DRUGS  ―  the use of this term is merely a cutesy way of getting people’s attention.

 

Despite being described as « potent and powerful chemicals », conventional pest control products are SCIENTIFICALLY SAFE ! 

 

They are among the MOST REGULATED PRODUCTS  ―  virtually no other consumer product has been subject to the same level of scientific scrutiny and regulatory oversight as pest control products.

 

Pest control products used for turfgrass maintenance SELECTIVELY AND EFFECTIVELY CONTROL disease, insect, and weed pests, but are COMPLETELY SAFE for other non-target organisms.

 

They DO NOT INJURE TURFGRASSES, and have NO persistence beyond season of use.

 

Conventional pest control products are MORE EFFECTIVE than so-called Green Alternatives.

 

Unfortunately, there are NO viable, efficacious, or economical Green Alternatives available to replace conventional pest control products  ―  they are mostly BOGUS, INEFFECTIVE, and STUNNINGLY EXPENSIVE ! 

 

Moreover, pest control products used in the Urban Landscape DO NOT enter lakes and rivers through surface run-off and storm sewers.

 

Researchers have shown that A HEALTHY, DENSE, AND PROPERLY-MAINTAINED TURFGRASS COVER will help RETAIN pest control products and fertilizers, acting like a GIANT SPONGE. 

 

The leaves, the thatch, and the roots, as well as the soil medium, all interact to intercept most pest control product and fertilizer inputs.

 

The overall fate of pest control products and fertilizers used in the turfgrass environment has been estimated in DOZENS OF RESEARCH REPORTS examining RUN-OFF and LEACHING.

 

Here are some examples of the scientific conclusions from these reports  ―

 

●   A healthy, dense, and properly-maintained turf cover significantly REDUCES the potential for run-off losses of pest control products and fertilizers

 

●   Losses to surface run-off of pest control products and fertilizers applied to turfgrass DOES NOT APPEAR TO POSE A SIGNIFICANT HAZARD

 

●   Natural precipitation events DOES NOT produce detectable run-off

 

●   Pest control products DO NOT move in water, either off-site with run-off or down through the soil profile

 

●   Even under highly exaggerated storm conditions, NO MORE THAN 5 PER CENT of the water ever runs-off from the turfgrass environment

 

●   When turf is mature, healthy, dense, and properly-maintained, surface movement of water, nutrients, or pest control products is VERY LIMITED, regardless of concentration

 

●   In the worst case events, transport is limited to LESS THAN 2 PER CENT of pest control products and less than 5 per cent of fertilizers

 

●   Healthy, dense, and properly-maintained turf cover allows LESS THAN 1 PER CENT of the nitrogen fertilizer applied to leach to a root-zone depth of four feet

 

In addition, concerns have been raised about pest control products causing health issues, like cancer.

 

These concerns originate from organizations like Canadian-Cancer-Society and Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment ( CAPE ).

 

These organizations are NEEDLESSLY ALARMIST with their ALLEGATIONS that pest control products MAY be the cause of certain types of cancer, ostensibly to increase donations to their organizations.

 

If they have some form of « secret evidence » to back up their ALLEGATIONS, they have yet to present substantiated findings to Health Canada.

 

Instead of increasing the public’s awareness of the largest known preventable causes of cancer, such as smoking and diet, Canadian-Cancer-Society and CAPE prefer SCAMMING, DECEIVING, and ALARMING the public into believing there is some IMAGINARY DANGER with conventional pest control products.

 

In fact, NO cause-and-effect relationship between pest control products and cancer has been established scientifically.

 

Moreover, NOT A SINGLE PERSON within Canadian-Cancer-Society or CAPE has ANY recognized expertise, training or background in matters concerning pest control products.

 

According to The Fraser Institute, the highly-rated Think-Tank of TRUE EXPERTS, PROHIBITIONS on the use of pest control product are ILL-CONCEIVED and DO NOT accurately reflect the current state of scientific knowledge.

 

Also according to The Fraser Institute, HASTY PROHIBITIONS of pest control products SHOULD NOT BE IMPLEMENTED until the underlying science is conclusive and until a comprehensive analysis of the potential side-effects resulting from the PROHIBITION has been undertaken.

 

Incredibly, some municipalities and provinces ARBITRARILY PROHIBIT pest control products that are, in fact, HEALTH-CANADA-APPROVED, FEDERALLY-LEGAL, and SCIENTIFICALLY-SAFE.

 

 

 

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Pesticide Ban Is A Good Idea For B.C.    [  Wrong !  ]

 

August 12th, 2011

Warren Bell and Gideon Forman

The Record

New Westminster, British Columbia

 

 

 

Letter to the Editor by Bell-Forman ( link )

 

http://www.royalcityrecord.com/life/Pesticide+good+idea/5245033/story.html

 

 

 

Letter to the Editor ( e-mail )

 

YOU SHOULD COMPLAIN, COMPLAIN, COMPLAIN.

 

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The Record is an Enviro-Lunatic newspaper that practices advocacy-journalism. 

 

Complain to the editor that their newspaper reports are one-sided in favour of prohibition.

 

 

 

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Pesticide Ban Has Postives [sic] For All    [  Wrong !  ]

 

August 12th, 2011

Warren Bell and Gideon Forman

Burnaby Now

Burnaby, British Columbia

 

 

 

Letter to the Editor by Bell-Forman ( link )

 

http://www.burnabynow.com/life/Pesticide+postives/5246052/story.html

 

 

 

Send a Letter to the Editor ( e-mail )

 

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Complain to the editor that their newspaper reports are one-sided in favour of prohibition.

 

 

 

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Pesticide Ban A Win-Win Situation    [  Wrong !  ]

 

August 9th, 2011

Warren Bell and Gideon Forman

Salmon Arm Observer

Salmon Arm, British Columbia

 

 

 

Letter to the Editor by Bell-Forman ( link )

 

http://www.bclocalnews.com/bc_thompson_nicola/salmonarmobserver/opinion/127337393.html

 

 

 

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Complain to the editor that their newspaper reports are one-sided in favour of prohibition.

 

 

 

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Ban On Pesticides Would Be A Winner    [  Wrong !  ]

 

July 30th, 2011

Warren Bell and Gideon Forman

The Daily News

Kamloops, British Columbia

 

 

 

Letter to the Editor by Bell-Forman ( link )

 

http://www.kamloopsnews.ca/article/20110730/KAMLOOPS0304/110729803/-1/kamloops/ban-on-pesticides-would-be-a-winner#art_comments

 

 

 

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Ban On Pesticides Would Be A Winner    [  Wrong !  ]

 

July 30th, 2011

Warren Bell and Gideon Forman

The Daily News

Kamloops, British Columbia

 

 

 

Letter to the Editor by Bell-Forman ( link )

 

http://www.kamloopsnews.ca/article/20110730/KAMLOOPS0304/110729803/-1/kamloops/ban-on-pesticides-would-be-a-winner#art_comments

 

 

 

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Pesticide Ban is Logical, Popular    [  Wrong !  ]

 

July 13th, 2011

Gideon Forman and Barbara Kaminsky

Oak Bay News

Oak Bay, British Columbia

 

 

 

Letter to the Editor by Forman-Kaminsky ( link )

 

http://www.bclocalnews.com/vancouver_island_south/oakbaynews/opinion/125431358.html

 

 

 

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Response to Forman-Kaminsky by NORAHG ( text )

 

 

CHILDREN ARE NOT AT RISK

 

Gideon Forman and Barbara Kaminsky are both GREATLY MISTAKEN by saying that, as a result of the PROHIBITION of pest control products, fewer children will be exposed to some IMAGINARY DANGER.

 

What DANGER !?!?

 

Pest control products DO NOT HARM CHILDREN !

 

Pest control products are applied at VERY LOW DOSES, and DO NOT PRESENT A CONCERN to people  …  even to CHILDREN.

 

Anti-Pesticide Activists like Forman and Kaminsky SCAM and DECEIVE the public by blurting out HOLLOW and DESPICABLY-ALARMIST expressions like « cancers » and « children at risk » and « neurological impairment » and « reproductive problems ».

 

ALLEGATIONS about the IMAGINARY DANGER TO CHILDREN are TOTALLY FALSE, and are UNTRUE MIS-REPRESENTATIONS designed to ALARM AND ENRAGE the public for MONEY AND PROFIT given to Anti-Pesticide Organizations operated by Forman and Kaminsky.

 

The ASSESSMENT of pest control products by Heath Canada takes into consideration sensitive groups, such as CHILDREN, as well as INFANTS and PREGNANT WOMEN.

 

CHILDREN’s physiology, behaviours and habits WHILE PLAYING ON TREATED GRASS are CONSIDERED when determining the safety of pest control products.

 

EXTRA SAFETY FACTORS are applied by Health Canada to protect CHILDREN, as well as INFANTS and PREGNANT WOMEN.

 

Pest control products cause NO HARM TO CHILDREN.

 

Pest control products cause NO HARM, including chronic effects such as CANCER.

 

In fact, PROHIBITING pest control products under the PRETEXT of protecting children’s health is actually HARMFUL TO CHILDREN.

 

 

CHILDREN AT RISK WITH PROHIBITION

 

Pesticide-Free Maintenance creates GARBAGE DUMPS and DANGEROUS PLAYING SURFACES   ―   ESPECIALLY FOR CHILDREN !

 

PROHIBITING pest control products under the PRETEXT of somehow protecting children’s health is actually HARMFUL TO CHILDREN.

 

There are NO valid reports of pest control product problems with children.

 

Furthermore, Anti-Pesticide Activists, like Forman and Kaminsky, are willing to COMPROMISE ON THE SAFETY OF CHILDREN who need a CUSHION OF HIGH-QUALITY TURFGRASS when playing and running and falling.

 

Without conventional pest control products, playing surfaces become thin, and yellow, and OVER-RUN WITH WEEDS, INFESTED WITH INSECTS, and DISMALLY DESTROYED.

 

Without pest control products, playing surfaces become GARBAGE DUMPS, and are a DANGER for children to play on. 

 

Anti-Pesticide Activists COULD NOT CARE LESS ABOUT CHILDREN who use these DANGEROUS PLAYING SURFACES.

 

WELL-MAINTAINED, THICKER, GREENER, and PEST-FREE outdoor playing surfaces, like home lawns, public green spaces, and sports fields, have MANY PRACTICAL BENEFITS.

 

WELL-MAINTAINED turfgrass playing surfaces act as a NATURAL CUSHION. 

 

WELL-MAINTAINED turfgrass is also an EFFECTIVE SPONGE for rain water.

 

A playing surface OVER-RUN WITH WEEDS and INFESTED WITH INSECTS provides NONE of these benefits.

 

They are OVER-RUN by Dandelions and other weed pests, and are DESTROYED by INFESTING insect pests like European Chafer.

 

Pesticide-Free Maintenance represents a HAZARD TO ANYONE USING PLAYING SURFACES, ESPECIALLY CHILDREN.

 

When it rains, pest-infested playing surfaces become SLIPPERY MUD BOGS.

 

When dry, pest-infested playing surfaces become AS HARD AS CONCRETE.

 

Pesticide-Free Maintenance actually HURTS kids.

 

Falling on SLIPPERY MUD or BAKED SOIL is the direct cause of BROKEN BONES, TWISTED ANKLES, and SKINNED KNEES.

 

Any trend favouring Pesticide-Free Maintenance will lead to GARBAGE DUMPS, DANGEROUS PLAYING SURFACES, and HURT CHILDREN.

 

 

PROHIBITION IS BAD FOR BUSINESS

 

Forman and Kaminsky are also GREATLY MISTAKEN by saying that the PROHIBITION of pest control products was somehow a benefit to the Professional Lawn Care Industry in jurisdictions outside of British Columbia.

 

Quite the contrary, PROHIBITION has INFLICTED HORRENDOUS CARNAGE.

 

PROHIBITION has led to LOSS OF REVENUES, BUSINESS FAILURES, BANKRUPTCY, and UNEMPLOYMENT.

 

Because of Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION in Halifax Regional Municipality, CUSTOMERS DISINTEGRATED BY OVER 50 PER CENT.

 

As a sad consequence of Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION in the Province of Quebec, OVER 60 PER CENT OF THE PROFESSIONAL LAWN CARE INDUSTRY WAS ANNIHILATED.

 

Because of PROHIBITION in Ontario, the Professional Lawn Care Industry LOST OVER 500,000,000 DOLLARS, with UP TO 12,500 UNEMPLOYED.

 

Because of PROHIBITION in Ontario, ONE-COMPANY-PER-WEEK DISAPPEARS INTO TOTAL OBLIVION.

 

The SAME fate awaits British Columbia.

 

 

NOT A GOOD EXAMPLE

 

According to Forman and Kaminsky, a company enjoyed a 400-per-cent increase in sales and manufacturing when PROHIBITION began in Ontario.

 

Forman and Kaminsky are both WRONG !

 

They are referring to Environmental Factor, a supplier of Green Alternatives to conventional pest control products, such as the herbicide Corn Gluten Meal.

 

It also operates a handful of lawn care company franchises.

 

The story of Environmental Factor is NOT a good example of BUSINESS GROWTH under the PROHIBITION of pest control products.

 

This company did NOT have a SUSTAINED 400 per cent increase in sales.

 

Its so-called growth was ARTIFICIAL because of an infusion of GOVERNMENT GRANTS.

 

Unfortunately, Environmental Factor’s BUSINESS GROWTH SEVERELY DETERIORATED because demand PLUMMETED for Corn Gluten Meal since it does NOT control ANY weeds under ANY circumstances.

 

Furthermore, several Environmental Factor lawn care franchises fell into BANKRUPTCY or BUSINESS FAILURE.

 

Ontario Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION was NOT positive for ANYONE, except when they received FREE MONEY from the government.

 

 

MYTH ABOUT WATER

 

Forman and Kaminsky ALLEGE that the PROHIBITION of pest control products in the Urban Landscape somehow leads to lower concentrations of herbicide in stream water.

 

This is WRONG !

 

This allegation is FALSE, MISLEADING, and CONTRADICTS OVER TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF RESEARCH.

 

Pest control products used in the Urban Landscape DO NOT enter our lakes and rivers through surface run-off and storm sewers.

 

Moreover, it is a MYTH to believe that ANY PROHIBITION protects the environment.

 

On the issue of the Province of Ontario, the 2009 PROHIBITION of pest control products DEFINITELY DID NOT improve water quality in streams and rivers.

 

For more than ten years, well BEFORE the 2009 PROHIBITION, there were CONSISTENTLY LOW LEVELS of pest control products in Ontario streams.

 

ALMOST UNDETECTABLE LEVELS of pest control products were found in Ontario streams EVEN BEFORE the 2009 PROHIBITION.

 

Both before and after the 2009 PROHIBITION, the presence of pest control products were measured in the PARTS PER TRILLION RANGE and WELL BELOW water quality guidelines.

 

In fact, previous studies have shown that, for more than ten years, there have been CONSISTENTLY LOW LEVELS of pest control products in Ontario streams.

 

The 2009 Ontario PROHIBITION did NOT protect the environment.

 

 

ENVIRO-POLLS DEBUNKED

 

According to Enviro-Polls ORCHESTRATED by Anti-Pesticide Activists like Forman and Kaminsky, 7 of every 10 British Columbians support a PROHIBITION of pest control products.

 

This is WRONG !

 

Enviro-Polls showing resident-support for the PROHIBITION of pest control products have been DEBUNKED.

 

Such Enviro-Polls lead to MIS-PERCEPTION about these issues because they are BOUGHT AND PAID FOR by Anti-Pesticide Organizations operated by Forman and Kaminsky.

 

Moreover, Anti-Pesticide Activists did NOT like the 2011 poll results that basically and effectively CONTRADICTED their own BOGUS-Enviro-Polls.

 

According to the MORE LEGITIMATE POLL conducted by Canadian Consumer Specialty Products Association ( CCSPA ) in British Columbia  …

 

●   The VAST MAJORITY of residents are OPPOSED to the PROHIBITION of conventional pest control products

 

●   The VAST MAJORITY of residents FAVOUR the continued use of pest control products around their homes and in public green spaces

 

●   The VAST MAJORITY of residents said « yes » to  conventional pest control products

 

●   Residents are CONFIDENT they can SAFELY USE pest control products

 

●   Only an INFINITELY SMALL number of residents say « no » to the use of pest control products

 

 

PROHIBITION NOT NECESSARY

 

Any PROHIBITION of pest control products is NOT JUSTIFIED because STRICT REGULATIONS based on scientific research already PROTECT our health and our environment.

 

Incredibly, some jurisdictions ARBITRARILY PROHIBIT pest control products that are, in fact,  …

 

●   Health-Canada-Approved

 

●   Federally-Legal

 

●   Safe For Children  *

 

●   Scientifically-Safe

 

●   Practically-Non-Toxic

 

●   Cause No Harm

 

●   Do Not Cause Cancer

 

●   Do Not Run-Off Into Lakes and Streams

 

●   Enhance the Urban Landscape

 

●   Good for the Environment

 

*  Except when stored improperly in the home.

 

Overall, when pest control products are used properly, there are NO harmful irreversible effects to health and the environment !

 

 

 

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Physicians Support City’s Pesticide Ban    [  Wrong !  ]

 

June 1st, 2011

Gideon Forman

The Revelstoke Current

Revelstoke, British Columbia

 

 

 

Letter to the Editor by Forman ( link )

 

http://www.revelstokecurrent.com/2011/06/01/physicians-support-citys-pesticide-ban/

 

 

 

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Response to Forman by NORAHG ( text )

 

 

Gideon Forman is WRONG.

 

Here are some facts concerning conventional pest control products, as well as some responses to Forman’s ALLEGATIONS.

 

 

DOCTORS FAVOURING PROHIBITION ?!?!

 

Forman’s doctors’ organization, Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, applauds the Town of Revelstoke for the legislation of a PROHIBITION of pest control products in the Urban Landscape.

 

This may imply that MOST doctors are in favour of PROHIBITION.

 

This is NOT TRUE.

 

The VAST MAJORITY members of Forman’s tax-exempt organization, Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment ( CAPE ), ARE NOT EVEN PHYSICIANS.

 

In fact, CAPE represents an INFINITESIMALLY SMALL number of doctors  ―  LESS THAN 4 PER CENT of all doctors in Canada.

 

 

PROVINCE-WIDE PROHIBITION ?!?!

 

Predictably, Forman sees PROVINCIAL PROHIBITION as « the next step » after Revelstoke.

 

However, the VAST MAJORITY of residents in British Columbia DO NOT AGREE with Forman.

 

According to a poll conducted by Canadian Consumer Specialty Products Association  …

 

●   The VAST MAJORITY of British Columbia residents are OPPOSED to the PROHIBITION of conventional pest control products

 

●   The VAST MAJORITY of residents FAVOUR THE CONTINUED USE OF PEST CONTROL PRODUCTS around their homes and in public green spaces

 

●   In the poll, the VAST MAJORITY of residents said « yes » to conventional pest control products

 

●   Residents are CONFIDENT they can SAFELY USE pest control products

 

●   Residents see the BENEFITS of pest control products

 

●   Only an INFINITELY SMALL number of residents say « no » to the use of pest control products

 

●   British Columbia residents want to continue to have the option to use pest control products

 

 

PROHIBITION GOOD FOR BUSINESS ?!?!

 

Forman ALLEGES that PROHIBITION is good for business.

 

This is WRONG !

 

In fact, PROHIBITION INFLICTED HORRENDOUS CARNAGE in jurisdictions such as Halifax, Quebec, and Ontario.

 

PROHIBITION led to HARDSHIP AND LOSSES for the Professional Lawn Care businesses because there were NO valid economical alternatives to replace the prohibited products  ―  Green Alternatives were a DISMAL FAILURE.

 

In Halifax Regional Municipality, customers DISINTEGRATED BY OVER 50 PER CENT, and REVENUES PLUMMETED BY 40 PER CENT.

 

The number of businesses in Halifax DID NOT GROW WHATSOEVER !

 

In the Province of Quebec, OVER 60 PER CENT OF THE PROFESSIONAL LAWN CARE INDUSTRY WAS ANNIHILATED.

 

HUNDREDS OF QUEBEC BUSINESSES DISAPPEARED INTO TOTAL OBLIVION.

 

In the Province of Ontario, the Professional Lawn Care Industry LOST OVER 500,000,000 DOLLARS.

 

Ontario Lawn Care businesses were forced to TERMINATE many or most of their employees  ―  UP TO 12,500 BECAME UNEMPLOYED.

 

Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION led to LOSS OF REVENUES, BUSINESS FAILURES, BANKRUPTCY, and UNEMPLOYMENT.

 

In Ontario, ONE-COMPANY-PER-WEEK DISAPPEARS INTO TOTAL OBLIVION.

 

Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION DESTROYED the Modern Professional Lawn Care Industry in Halifax, Quebec, and Ontario.

 

The SAME fate awaits businesses in the Town of Revelstoke, as well as the Province of British Columbia.

 

PROHIBITION IS BAD FOR BUSINESS.

 

 

LAWNS LOOKING GREAT UNDER PROHIBITION ?!?!

 

Forman is intent on making people believe that lawns « look just great » in those jurisdictions that have PROHIBITED pest control products.

 

This is WRONG !

 

In every jurisdiction where Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION was IMPOSED, lawns, parks, and sports fields became GARBAGE DUMPS, and they became DANGEROUS playing surfaces   ―   ESPECIALLY FOR CHILDREN !

 

Without conventional pest control products, public green spaces and playing surfaces became WEED-INFESTED and INSECT-INFESTED.

 

Government Officials were COERCED and MIS-INFORMED by Non-Experts like Gideon Forman about RIDICULOUS Green Alternatives, or Non-Chemical Methods, or Organic Maintenance, that in fact, DO NOT WORK.

 

There were/are NO viable, efficacious, or economical Green Alternatives to replace conventional pest control products. 

 

Without conventional pest control products, public green spaces and playing surfaces were OVER-RUN by Dandelions and other weed pests, and were DESTROYED by damaging insect pests like European Chafer.

 

MOREOVER, THE PROHIBITION OF PEST CONTROL PRODUCTS REPRESENTED A POTENTIAL DANGER TO ANYONE USING PLAYING SURFACES   ―   ESPECIALLY TO THE CHILDREN.

 

When it rained, DESTROYED and PEST-INFESTED playing surfaces were SLIPPERY MUD BOGS.

 

When dry, DESTROYED and PEST-INFESTED playing surfaces were AS HARD AS CONCRETE.

 

Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION led to GARBAGE DUMPS, creating potentially DANGEROUS PLAYING SURFACES, and HURT CHILDREN.

 

Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION ensured that CHILDREN played on potentially DANGEROUS playing surfaces maintained like GARBAGE DUMPS.

 

Incredibly, some jurisdictions ARBITRARILY PROHIBITED pest control products that are, nonetheless, HEALTH-CANADA-APPROVED, FEDERALLY-LEGAL, and SCIENTIFICALLY-SAFE.

 

 

 

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Ban On Pesticides Would Be A Winner    [  Wrong !  ]

 

July 30th, 2011

Warren Bell and Gideon Forman

The Daily News

Kamloops, British Columbia

 

 

 

Letter to the Editor by Bell-Forman ( link )

 

http://www.kamloopsnews.ca/article/20110730/KAMLOOPS0304/110729803/-1/kamloops/ban-on-pesticides-would-be-a-winner#art_comments

 

 

 

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Letter to the Editor ( e-mail )

 

YOU SHOULD COMPLAIN, COMPLAIN, COMPLAIN.

 

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