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Journalism and Pesticides

May 22nd, 2004, Comments Off on Journalism and Pesticides

To the Editor, The stunningly bizarre factor at work in the pesticide “debate” is that journalists apparently cannot be bothered to read medical journals. These explicitly state the toxicological effects of pesticides. Neither do they read the MSDS sheets (Material Safety Data Sheets), which delineate the manufacturer’s admission that multisystemic, adverse effects can be experienced […]

DDT – Political Football, not Panacea

April 30th, 2004, Comments Off on DDT – Political Football, not Panacea

To the Editor, Ms. Wente raises a point often raised by economists and business journalists who rely upon market research for their information on toxic chemicals. The data surrounding the “approvals” for marketing pesticides and many common chemicals must qualify for that limited definition. Such research is purely proprietary in nature, unbalanced by release of […]

Pesticide Legislation in Canada

October 8th, 2003, No Comments

To the Editor, Sorry Globe and Mail but your article, “Ottawa Unaware of Pesticide Dangers” (10/8/03), is missing the point. Industry is sidetracking all of us with demands for proof of harm for X amount of pesticide spray entering the body of person Y. Industry offers its limited and poorly conducted research on a few […]

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