CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY (BC AND YUKON DIVISION) | Thirty Communities Back BC Pesticide Ban
Thirty Communities Back BC Pesticide Ban
VANCOUVER, Nov. 24, 2011 /CNW/ – Thirty BC municipalities have passed motions supporting a province-wide ban on lawn and garden pesticides, according to a list released today by the Canadian Cancer Society.
In calculating the total population of the municipalities in support, the Society found that the number of British Columbians living in these municipalities is over 1.8 million.
“When we began compiling these statistics, while we thought the number would be large, we didn’t know the number would be this large,” said the Canadian Cancer Society’s Kathryn Seely. “An extraordinary number of British Columbians – in both rural areas and cities – support a common-sense ban on lawn pesticides.”
The Canadian Cancer Society has long supported legislation that would outlaw the use and sale of lawn pesticides across British Columbia. (At present, 39 communities have municipal bans but there is no province-wide legislation).
Communities that support a ban include villages such as Harrison Hot Springs and Fernie along with cities such as Kelowna, Saanich, Richmond, and North Vancouver. More municipalities are joining the call each week.
“The proposed pesticide-ban has huge momentum,” said Gideon Forman, Executive Director of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, whose group – representing 5,000 doctors and concerned citizens – supports the legislation. “It is a significant issue when 30 communities across the province are pressuring the government to take action!”
Scientific research shows people exposed to pesticides are at greater risk for cancer, reproductive problems, and neurological illness. Health organizations supporting a lawn and garden pesticide ban include the BC Lung Association, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, and the Public Health Association of BC.
For further information:Kathryn Seely, Director of Public Issues, Canadian Cancer Society (BC &Yukon)
(604) 675-7108; (604) 999-4659 (cell)
Gideon Forman, Executive Director, Cdn Assoc of Physicians for the Environment
(416) 306-2273; (647) 703-5957 (cell)
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NOVEMBER 24th, 2011
RESPONSE TO GIDEON FORMAN & KATRYN SEELY
REGARDING MUNICIPAL MOTIONS DEMANDING PROVINCIAL PROHIBITION
PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
MUNICIPAL MOTIONS ARE A FARCE
According to Anti-Pesticide Activists Gideon Forman and Kathryn Seely, several municipalities in British Columbia have passed motions supporting a province-wide PROHIBITION of pest control products used in the Urban Landscape.
These municipal motions are a FARCE !
These motions are 100 per cent Politically-Based and 0 per cent Science-Based.
These municipalities ARBITRARILY IGNORE the fact that pest control products are HEALTH-CANADA-APPROVED, FEDERALLY-LEGAL, and SCIENTIFICALLY-SAFE.
POLL SAYS NO PROHIBITION
Municipal politicians should listen to 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
THE FRASER INSTITUTE SAYS NO PROHIBITION
Municipal politicians 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.
In 2010, The Fraser Institute was ranked No. 1 among 97 THINK-TANKS in Canada, for the third year in a row, in the University of Pennsylvania’s Global Go-To THINK-TANK Index, a global survey of close to 1,500 scholars, policy makers, and journalists.
The report also named The Fraser Institute as the only Canadian organization in the Top 25 leading THINK-TANKS in the world in 2010, out of a global group of 6,480 THINK-TANKS.
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.
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.
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 …
● Safe For Children *
● 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
QUEBEC COULD NOT VALIDATE PROHIBITION
In 2004, Quebec became the first province to ARBITRARILY IMPOSE the PROHIBITION of pest control products like 2,4-D.
Pest control products are SCIENTIFICALLY SAFE and prohibitions are now IRREFUTABLY INVALIDATED.
On May 25th, 2011, Dow AgroSciences, the manufacturer of the pest control product 2,4-D, SETTLED THE NAFTA CHALLENGE CASE with the Canadian government.
The North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, is an agreement signed by the governments of Canada, Mexico, and the United States, creating a tri-lateral trade block in North America.
2,4-D has been used for the control of broad-leaved weeds in the Urban Landscape SINCE 1946.
2,4-D has a 65-YEAR UNBLEMISHED SAFETY RECORD regarding long-term risk to health.
As part of the agreement, a VICTORY for the company, the GOVERNMENT OF QUEBEC was HUMILIATED into making a STATEMENT saying that …
« 2,4-D DOES NOT POSE AN UNACCEPTABLE RISK
to human health or the environment. »
Quebec was the first province to declare weed control products containing 2,4-D as POSSIBLY carcinogenic, which has now been DEEMED AS FALSE.
On that basis, municipalities in Quebec instituted NEEDLESS, SENSELESS, and MALICIOUS PROHIBITIONS of 2,4-D use as a lawn pest control product.
Other jurisdictions outside of Quebec also CONSPIRED to IMPOSE the Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITIONS of 2,4-D under the PRETEXT that it was a so-called carcinogen.
In fact, ABSOLUTELY NO regulatory body in the world classifies 2,4-D as a human carcinogen ― 2,4-D is probably the MOST STUDIED and BEST UNDERSTOOD of ANY chemical ― not just pesticide ― in existence.
2,4-D DOES NOT POSE AN UNACCEPTABLE RISK to human health or the environment.
Anti-Pesticide Activists like Gideon Forman and Kathryn Seely have a HUGE VESTED INTEREST IN PERPETUATING IMAGINARY DANGERS about pest control products BECAUSE THEY ARE PAID TO DO SO.
Moreover, Forman and Seely 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.
They are NOT COMPETENT to talk about pest control products.
Nonetheless, Anti-Pesticide Activists like Forman and Seely 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 ― it enhances their BUSINESS, CASH-FLOW and PROFIT.
For more information, go to The Pesticide Truths Web-Site …
WILLIAM H. GATHERCOLE AND NORAH G
National Organization Responding Against HUJE that seek to harm the Green Space Industry ( NORAHG ).
ABOUT WILLIAM H. GATHERCOLE AND NORAH G
National Organization Responding Against HUJE that seek to harm the Green Space Industry ( NORAHG ).
We are living in the DARK AGE OF ANTI PESTICIDE TERRORISM where sound science is trumped by FAKE SCIENTISTS, JUNK SCIENCE and UNVERIFIABLE SECRET EVIDENCE through FABRICATION, INNUENDO, and INTERNET RUMOUR ― scientific research PROVES that pest control products CAUSE NO HARM and can be USED SAFELY.
NORAHG represents the VAST SILENT MAJORITY of people in the Green Space Industry who are OPPOSED to Anti-Pesticide and Anti-Fertilizer PROHIBITION.
NORAHG is TOTALLY INDEPENDENT as a NATIONAL NON PROFIT and NON PARTISAN organization dedicated to reporting the work of RESPECTED and HIGHLY RATED EXPERTS who promote ENVIRONMENTAL REALISM and PESTICIDE TRUTHS.
We are living in the DARK AGE OF ANTI PESTICIDE TERRORISM where sound science is trumped by JUNK SCIENCE and UNVERIFIABLE SECRET EVIDENCE through FABRICATION, INNUENDO, and INTERNET RUMOUR ― scientific research PROVES that pest control products CAUSE NO HARM and can be USED SAFELY.
HUJE are enviro-lunatics, anti-pesticide activists, and lawn-haters, who particularly DESPISE the golf industry. There is NO RECOURSE but LITIGATION against these HUJE, as well as CANCELLATION of GOVERNMENT GRANTS and REVOCATION of the TAX EXEMPT STATUS of their organizations.
NORAHG manages the Library Computer Access and Retrieval System for all Anti Pesticide Terrorist Acts of Subversion.
The NORAHG Library Computer Access and Retrieval System is a VAST ARCHIVE of DOCUMENTS, AUDIO CLIPS, and VIDEOS on ALL Anti Pesticide Activities has been made AVAILABLE through NORAHG to anyone interested in LITIGATION.
These ARCHIVES contain names, statements, activities, and affiliations of ALL Anti Pesticide Vermin, including Government Officials, as well as Charitable Prohibition-Terrorist-Organizations that DO NOT DESERVE ANY Tax Exempt Status.
Interested parties need only to send NORAHG their REQUESTS for ANY INFORMATION needed in the War Against Lunatic Terrorist PROHIBITION.
Anti-Pesticide Activists are advised that all names, statements, activities, and affiliations have been ARCHIVED for eventual CRIMINAL CHARGES.
When criminal charges for FRAUD and CONSPIRACY are laid, legal experts say that there is sufficient information to lead to a SUCCESSFUL PROSECUTION !
For more information, please go to the Pesticide truths Web-Site that contains History, Links, Audios, Videos, and Media News Reports right off the-press …
QUICK DOWNLOAD of The ENTIRE Library of Force Of Nature Reports …
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