Gideon Forman – Pesticide Ban – NOT Credible & NOT Competent – Kamloops, British Columbia – 2011 12 12
Lunatic Ming the Merciless Enviro-Terrorist
Letter to the Editor responding to Gideon Forman ―
● Forman’s Vested Interest in Anti-Pesticide PROHIBITION
● NO Business Growth Despite What Forman Says
● Forman DECEIVED People in Ontario
● BOGUS Green Alternative Pesticides
● Water Quality LIES from Forman
● Lakes and Rivers Are SAFE Despite What Forman Says
● Consumer Poll Says Public Wants NO PROHIBITION
● The Fraser Institute Says NO PROHIBITION
● Anti-Pesticide CARNAGE Caused by Forman
● PROHIBITION Is NOT Necessary
DECEMBER 12th, 2011
LETTER TO THE EDITOR ― MEDIA RELEASE
RESPONSE TO GIDEON FORMAN
THE DAILY NEWS
KAMLOOPS, BRITISH COLUMBIA
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.
They are NOT COMPETENT to talk about pest control products.
For more information about Gideon Forman, go to the following link …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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
WILLIAM H. GATHERCOLE AND NORAH G
National Organization Responding Against HUJE that seek to harm the Green Space Industry ( NORAHG ).
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.
For more information about NORAHG Letters to the Editor, go to …
For a copy of the original Letter to the Editor responding to Gideon Forman, please go to the following link …
For even more information, go to the Pesticide Truths Web-Site — Letters to the Editor / Letters of COMPLAINT — Includes The NORAHG Library of Force Of Nature Reports ( link )