Thursday, January 15, 2009

New Westminster - Pesticide ban slated for 2010

January 14, 2009
New Westminster News Leader
Pesticide ban slated for 2010
By Michael McQuillan
New Westminster is moving closer to a city-wide pesticide ban, but itwill be more than a year before it comes into force.
A bylaw banning cosmetic pesticide use will be in place March 1, 2010,the start of that year's gardening season. The delay in enacting thebylaw is to allow time to educate residents about how the bylawaffects them and what types of natural alternatives are available.
"We would have been hard pressed to get that information out there forthis year," said Coun. Bill Harper, who supports the bylaw along withthe rest of city council.
The public will have a chance to comment on the bylaw at a future openhouse. Council is expected to endorse the bylaw this year afterhearing from residents and businesses.
For residents suffering from European chafer beetle infestation intheir lawns, city council added an amendment to the bylaw. It allowsthe emergency application of pesticides if a lawn is found to beinfested by the non-native bug.
The resident must apply for a special permit first.
There is some debate whether pesticides have any affect on theEuropean chafer, which spends most of its lifetime as a grass root-eating grub. An application of chafer-eating nematodes (worms) is mostrecommended by cities where the pest is a problem.
The pesticide ban bylaw would regulate residential and public land,but have no jurisdiction over commercial, industrial or institutionalproperties. Cities have no regulatory power over pesticide use onthese lands.
Pesticide bans are already in place in Vancouver, Burnaby, Port Moodyand Maple Ridge.
mmcquillan@newwestnewsleader.com
http://www.bclocalnews.com/greater_vancouver/newwestminsternewsleader/news/37600889.html
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January 15, 2009
The Montreal Gazette:
Label ingredients, cancer activists urge
Even if proof is missing on suspected carcinogens, it's better to erron side of caution, they argue
By MONIQUE BEAUDIN,
Nancy Guberman did everything right. She ate well, she exercised, andshe was lucky enough to not have any female relatives with breastcancer.
But the Montreal social-work professor still developed breast cancer.And she thinks exposure to environmental toxins might explain why.
Guberman is a member of the advocacy group Breast Cancer ActionMontreal, which is calling on the federal and provincial governmentsto ban the use of chemicals that could cause cancer in cosmetics,cleaners and other consumer products.
They also want stricter labelling laws based on those in the EuropeanUnion, which require manufacturers to state on the product's labelwhether it contains carcinogens.
"Every day we are bombarded with millions and millions of chemicalproducts and we don't know their impact," Guberman said. "Where do wefind them? In cream I put on my body, the food I eat, the cleaningproducts I use to clean my house, and from radiation when I get X-rays."
BCAM says that even if scientists haven't made a 100-per-cent airtightlink between cancer and common chemicals like bisphenol A, phthalates,and benzene, governments should follow the precautionary principle anderr on the side of caution by requiring the substitution of saferchemicals.
"If it could have a risk, even if it's not proven, why take the risk -especially if it's something that's not necessary," said Dr. MichaelPollak, director of the Cancer Prevention Centre at the Jewish GeneralHospital.
Take radiation, for example. Because no one knows what a safe dose is,people should avoid being exposed to it, Pollak said. "If you'reworried about getting cancer and you decide to go get a CAT scan everyyear, that's not a good idea."
BCAM made public this week the first French translation of a U.S.report reviewing the links between breast cancer and chemicals foundin pesticides, cosmetics and other products. State of the Evidence wasresearched by the California-based Breast Cancer Fund.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women. Statistics fromthe Canadian Cancer Society show 434 Canadian women are diagnosed withbreast cancer every week, and 104 women die of the disease.
Health Canada requires cosmetics companies to list ingredients ontheir products, but not their health impacts. At a downtown pharmacyyesterday some cosmetics and several cleaning products had noingredients listed, while on some the type was so small t it wasnearly impossible to read them.
Some of those products might have ingredient labels starting nextyear. The Canadian Consumer Specialty Products Association - whichrepresents companies that make cleaning, air care, polishes andautomotive products, among others - plans to begin a voluntarylabelling program on Jan. 1. Companies could include a list ofingredients on their product labels or on websites, according to theCCSPA.
mbeaudin@thegazette.canwest.com
You can read State of the Evidence online at www.bcam.qc.ca. TheEnvironmental Working Group has an online guide for cosmetics calledSkin Deep. It lists hundreds of cosmetics and their ingredients, andrecommends options: www.cosmeticsdatabase.com
http://www.montrealgazette.com/Health/Label+ingredients+cancer+activists+urge/1179194/story.html
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Wed 14-Jan-2009
Source: Environmental Health Perspectives (NIEHS)
Study Links Prenatal Exposure to Chemicals With Higher BMI in Toddlers
Contact InformationAvailable for logged-in reporters only
DescriptionA new study reveals an association between prenatal exposure toenvironmental pollutants and elevated body mass index (BMI) during thefirst three years of life, as reported in the January 2009 issue ofthe peer-reviewed journal Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP). Thestudy also found associations between exposures to various pollutantsand birth weight and length.
Newswise — A new study reveals an association between prenatalexposure to environmental pollutants and elevated body mass index(BMI) during the first three years of life, as reported in the January2009 issue of the peer-reviewed journal Environmental HealthPerspectives (EHP). The study also found associations betweenexposures to various pollutants and birth weight and length.
Recent reviews support the hypothesis that even brief exposures earlyin life to endocrine-disrupting chemicals like pesticides,dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene (DDE), hexachlorobenzene, dioxin-likecompounds and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) may increase bodyweight. Higher PCB levels were associated with higher BMI standarddeviation scores (SDS) in children between ages 1 and 3. Higher DDElevels showed a slight increase in BMI SDS in 3-year-old children,with a somewhat stronger association in children of smoking mothersthan of nonsmoking mothers. The study concluded that simultaneousintrauterine exposure to endocrine disruptors may compound the weight-enhancing effects of maternal smoking during pregnancy.
A random sample of 138 mother-infant pairs living in Flanders, Belgiumwas used for the study, with follow-up until the children were 3 yearsold. The study measured BMI as SDS of children ages 1 to 3, as well aspollutants measured in cord blood.
“There is a known correla¬tion between BMI during the preschool yearsand adult BMI,” wrote lead study author Stijn L. Verhulst andcolleagues. “This is the first study demonstrat¬ing that environmentalpollution may influ¬ence BMI during the critical first few years oflife.”
EHP editor-in-chief Hugh A. Tilson, PhD said, “With childhood obesitycontinuing to increase at an alarming rate, this study is an importantstep in assessing possible mechanisms by which pollutants may alterenergy metabolism early in life.”
Authors include Stijn L. Verhulst, Vera Nelen, Elly Den Hond, GudrunKoppen, Caroline Beunckens, Carl Vael, Greet Schoeters and KristineDesager.
The article is available free of charge athttp://www.ehponline.org/members/2008/0800003/0800003.html.
EHP is published by the National Institute of Environmental HealthSciences (NIEHS), part of the U.S. Department of Health and HumanServices. EHP is an Open Access journal. More information is availableonline athttp://www.ehponline.org/. Brogan & Partners Convergence Marketinghandles marketing and public relations for the publication, and isresponsible for creation and distribution of this press release.
© 2009 Newswise. All Rights Reserved.
http://www.newswise.com/p/articles/view/548084/
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Jan 14, 2009
Pesticide use in NC gets strict new record rules
RALEIGH, N.C. —State officials are tightening rules on pesticide usein North Carolina.
The North Carolina Pesticide Board has approved rules that requirebetter record keeping from farmers and other licensed pesticide users.They're now required to record the date and time of every pesticideuse and keep the records for two years.
The old rules required the date and approximate time pesticides wereapplied, and records had to be kept just 30 days.
The new standards are aimed at increasing the protection of farmworkers from pesticide exposure. The changes were mandated bylegislation adopted by the General Assembly last year in response to astate task force's recommendations.
The board approved the rule changes at its Tuesday meeting.
Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
http://www.wral.com/news/state/story/4310768/?print_friendly=1
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Attention News Editors:Public service announcement - Funding available for youthenvironmental projects in Alberta
CALGARY, Jan. 14 /CNW/ - If you're between the ages of 16 and 30and wantto do something positive for Alberta's environment, the Alberta YouthEnvironmental Stewardship Program can help you put your idea intoaction. The Alberta Youth Environmental Stewardship Program funds projectsbycreative young people with a desire to help address environmentalissues inAlberta. Perhaps it's reducing pesticides or water use in yourneighbourhood,or improving the recycling program at your school. Or maybe you wanttoeducate your friends and community members about how they can helpcombatclimate change and save money. If you've got an idea and the energy to implement it, the AlbertaYouthEnvironmental Stewardship Program has up to $5000 to help you make ithappen. It's not just about the environment. It's also about you.Successfulapplicants will receive project management training and support, aswell asmentoring and guidance by experienced project managers andenvironmentalprofessionals. This is valuable training for aspiring teachers,businesspeople, and community leaders. The application deadline for the Alberta Youth EnvironmentalStewardshipProgram is February 1st, 2009. Visit www.albertaecotrust.com today toget moreinformation and download an application. Applicants can also get more information by calling HeatherHendrie at403.209.2245. Just say YES ... to a healthy environment. Visit www.albertaecotrust.comtoday.
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http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/January2009/14/c7575.html
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January 15, 2009
The Globe and Mail
Who wants to be PM? Not many
by GUY DIXON
Who wants to be Canada's next prime minister? Besides Liberal LeaderMichael Ignatieff, not many, it seems, as a reality television contestthat pits young politicos-in-the-making against each other had toresort to cold-calling contestants this year to fill out the ranks.
The CBC competition Canada's Next Great Prime Minister, which takesplace online and will culminate in a one-hour reality TV special March18, is open to contestants between the ages of 18 and 25. Evolvingfrom an essay-writing competition that began in 1995 and sponsored byauto-parts maker Magna International, the show seeks to find thecontestant who has the most inspired grasp of Canadian policies - andwould make a good future PM.
Paid internships, including one with the Canada-U.S. Fulbrightprogram, as well as a $50,000 first prize, are up for grabs. But whatif few have any prime-ministerial ambitions?
That's what the CBC contest faced when it found it had an exceedinglylow number of entrants as the application deadline approached inNovember. Last year, the TV special was a success, with solid ratingsand strong media interest, inevitably focused on the panel of jurorscomposed of three former prime ministers (Paul Martin, Kim Campbelland John Turner) and one provincial premier (Newfoundland's DannyWilliams).
But there was a scramble to make up this year's numbers.
One contestant, Camille Labchuk, daughter of PEI Green Party LeaderSharon Labchuk, said a CBC associate producer told her that, a weekbefore the entry deadline, only a dozen or so people had applied. Atleast one CBC producer started contacting political parties to lookfor contestants. At the urging of a producer, Ms. Labchuk applied. Butthen things, as in real politics, got murky.
In the zeal to make up the numbers, an important contest rule wasbroken. It involved the fact that Ms. Labchuk and at least two othercontestants had actually run for office.
Ms. Labchuk, now 24, was a Green Party candidate in the Moncton ridingof Riverview-Dieppe in the 2006 election. She also worked as a presssecretary for the Green Party and for national party leader ElizabethMay until last fall.
Ms. Labchuk asked the CBC producer whether her prior federal bidbarred her from entering. Contest rules say former election candidatescannot enter. According to an e-mail provided by Ms. Labchuk, theproducer wrote that he would have to check with a senior producer. Butthen the next day, he wrote back, "You're good to go!"
So Ms. Labchuk entered the online portion. However, she found herselfkicked off last Friday because of her past election run. Now she'sangry and considering legal action, even though the CBC hasapologized.
"Yes, it's true that in the early days of the recruitment, theproducers - or associate producers actually - were contacting variouspolitical organizations ... and were trying to encourage people tojoin ..." CBC spokesman Jeff Keay said.
He added that at least two other candidates were removed for the samereason: "I want to emphasize that the mistake was ours, and weapologize for it. And we apologized to her."
Ms. Labchuk, meanwhile, is now rallying supporters on a larger forum:Facebook.
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20090115.PRIME15/TPStory/National
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12 Jan 2009
Simcoe Reformer
Landscape Ontario speaks out against pesticide ban
By Monte Sonnenberg / SIMCOE REFORMER
The umbrella group representing landscape professionals in Ontariowarns that new regulations governing the use of pesticides put 20,000jobs in this province at risk.
Tony DiGiovanni, executive director of Landscape Ontario, made theclaim yesterday in a news release.
“The new Cosmetic Pesticides Ban (Act) will severely impact the livesand livelihood of many of our members, their employees and families,”DiGiovanni said, adding that 1,300 lawn care companies in Ontarioemploy nearly 15,000 licenced applicators and 5,000 technicians.
“These are real numbers representing real people,” DiGiovanni said.
The McGuinty government announced last year that it intends torestrict the use of federally-approved pesticides for cosmeticpurposes in urban areas. Minister of the Environment John Gerretsensaid recently that he intends to have the regulations in place byspring. Landscape Ontario says the McGuinty government risks blightingthe urban landscape while damaging the environment it purports toprotect.
“By providing no solution to control damaging landscape infestations,these regulations say to the Ontario public that our lawns and gardensare a non-essential part of our environment,” DiGiovanni said in hisstatement. “While skilled workers join Ontario’s growing ranks ofunemployed, frustrated homeowners will see the destruction of theirlawns and landscapes, requiring unmanageable and avoidable renovationcosts.
“In addition, the lawn destruction risked by these regulations willlead to increased soil erosion and a reduction in important carbonsinks in our built environment. The regulations are extreme, illogicaland not based on facts and science. All we are asking for iscontrolled access to a few Health Canada registered products to dealwith serious infestations on our lawns and gardens, as defined by theOntario government itself. These are products Health Canada determinescan be used safely when label directions are followed.”
Environmental groups have been pushing for restrictions because theybelieve pesticide are inherently toxic and can not be released intothe environment at any level that can be defined as safe.
http://simcoereformer.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1384054
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January 15, 2009
The Globe and Mail
ECONOMIC UNITYA TILMA for all provinces
Ed Stelmach, the Premier of Alberta, made a provocative proposalyesterday, ahead of the first ministers' conference tomorrow, toinitiate a constitutional amendment to remove interprovincial tradebarriers, if that is not done within a year.
While Mr. Stelmach is right that the creation of a single Canadianmarket would be a major economic stimulus, he would be more consistentif he were not at the same time opposing a single securitiescommission for Canadian capital markets.
Going beyond the labour-mobility agreement that was reached in earlyDecember, Mr. Stelmach is calling for the Trade, Investment and LabourMobility Agreement between British Columbia and Alberta to be extendedto all of Canada in the next 12 months.
He has not elaborated on what an anti-trade-barrier clause in theConstitution would say; TILMA itself is too long to serve the purpose.
A year's deadline would help focus minds, but the constitutionalproposal is neither practically feasible nor theoretically necessary.If the 10 provincial governments do not manage to negotiate to bringdown these barriers, the provincial legislatures would be mostunlikely to do so. It is true that attention to the question would beheightened by debates on the floor of Parliament and of legislaturesacross the country.
In principle, the federal legislative power to regulate trade andcommerce is enough to enact a TILMA equivalent in Parliament, perhapsafter posing a reference question to the Supreme Court on the issue.In practice, that would be as controversial as attempting aconstitutional amendment.
On investment mobility in particular, Mr. Stelmach holds back,maintaining that the "passport" system for interprovinciallytransferable prospectus filings has proved to be enough for a nationalsystem of capital-market regulation.
But the Hockin report released on Monday concluded that, even if fullyimplemented, these passports would only partly cure the regulatoryfragmentation that the recent turmoil in world financial markets haverevealed. Similarly, Ontario, still the leading financial centre, isof the view that a completed passport system could not providesatisfactory procedural discipline.
Even so, Mr. Stelmach, hitherto not known as a daring, visionarypolitician, has surpassed expectations. Ever since 1992, with thedefeat of the Charlottetown accord, any thought of reopening theConstitution has aroused fear and trembling.
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20090115.ESTELMACH15/TPStory/Comment
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15 January 2009
European ban on pesticides is driven by emotion rather than assessmentof risk
The recent decision by European politicians to support controversialproposals to change the way we approve our plant protection products(your report, 14 January) will have implications for food productionacross the whole of Europe.
The decision will affect those who produce food for a living, thosewho consume our products – even those who enjoy gardening as a hobby.This decision will mean some products we regularly use to protect ourplants – be it grass or grain, potatoes or pot chrysanthemums – willno longer be available.
While the UK agricultural community, with significant politicalsupport, has been vociferous in its opposition to these specificEuropean proposals, perhaps of greatest concern to wider society mustbe the way the EU policy-making process has arrived at this decision.
Plant protection products are an emotive subject and debate on theirapproval was always likely to be polarised. However, emotion provedthe greater force and European politicians voted for the proposalsdespite the absence of official assessment of the impact on foodproduction.
Despite lobbying efforts to delay a decision until an impactassessment was available, the proposal was voted through. Anygovernment, lobby organisation or individual likely to be involved incontroversial policies at an EU level should take note.
Another stark change in the proposals is the decision to move thebasis for product approval to one of "hazard" rather than "risk". Thisis a difficult concept to grasp but in simple terms, a ladder presentsa "hazard; it only presents a "risk" when you climb up it. A colossalnumber of everyday products present a "hazard".
The use of plant protection products is no different. These chemicalscan be hazardous, but industry and farmers manage the risk in manyways. Authorities diligently test any product's safety beforeapproving it; legislation and guidance dictate that farmers use theproducts in a sensible and controlled manner; required periods betweenproduct application and harvest of crops are observed and there isrigorous monitoring for any residues in products entering the foodchain.
However, that commonsense, scientific approach to risk management has,in this case, been overruled by emotion. The approach taken by Europeshould set alarm bells ringing with any business processing ormanufacturing goods – remembering, of course, that an alarm bell doespresent a "hazard" to your hearing, but only presents a risk if youstick your head inside the bell.
JIM McLAREN
President, NFU Scotland
West Mains, Ingliston
Edinburgh
Why, when the European Commission, after years of tests, has confirmedit is a high probability that cancer may be caused by the use ofinsecticides and pesticides and wishes to prohibit some of their usethat the farming industry fights such a ban tooth and nail as it willpossibly lower crop yields and leave potatoes open to attack byblight?
Can we not learn the lesson from the use of DDT in the 1960s and 70s,when we covered Africa in a coat of powder to eliminate health andcrop problems, only to discover that it had exactly the reverse effectand in fact many thousands died, but at least we had the common senseto ban its use immediately this was discovered.
We should accept these EC findings with open arms and ban use of theseproducts immediately. Better slightly reduced yields than exacerbatingthe ever-growing menace of cancer.
RON BLANCHARD
Kinghorn Road
Burntisland, Fife
http://news.scotsman.com/opinion/European-ban-on-pesticides-is.4877748.jp
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Wednesday, January 14, 2009
North Shore News
Horticulture lore: setting it straightMany a popular garden practice rooted in myth
by Roy JonssonSpecial To North Shore News
I hope you have had an enjoyable holiday season and are lookingforward to a new gardening year.
I do not know if you made any New Year's resolutions but I would liketo suggest one for gardeners to consider. "I will no longer believehorticultural myths." It is amazing how myths continue to be passedalong verbally, in print or online.
The first myth: if something is published or online, it must be true.Here are some others to think about.
Myth: Adding rocks to the base of a pot will improve drainage. Fact:Rocks will allow soil to filter down to the base of the pot, doingnothing for drainage but increasing the weight of the pot.
Myth: Adding sand to clay soil will improve texture and drainage.Fact: To change the texture of clay soil will require almost a similarvolume of sand to be rototilled into the soil. A small amount of sandin clay soil will be bound up by the clay.
Myth: Pruning plants when transplanting helps root growth. Fact: Rootgrowth is dependent on auxins or chemicals that are formed at the tipsof branches. To remove these branch tips reduces auxins and thereforethe potential for root growth.
Myth: All organic pesticides are safer than chemical ones. Fact: Someof the natural or organic pesticides such as rotenone can be just asdeadly as chemical sprays.
Myth: Dressing tree wounds seals newly cut wood and protects the treefrom pathogens. Fact: As tree wounds dry they seal themselves. If adressing is added the tree grows and expands, cracking the dressingand allowing water and insects to get in. The wood behind the dressingstarts to rot and the health of the tree is compromised.
Myth: Watering plants on a hot sunny day will scorch the leaves. Fact:If this were true then all the leaves on trees in the tropics would beburned. Heat tends to build up during the morning and then aroundmidday there is a heavy rain for a short period of time.
Myth: Newspaper and cardboard are good mulching materials. Fact:Multiple layers of newspaper and cardboard may stop the growth ofweeds but they will also prevent the normal exchange of gases to andfrom the soil. A lack of oxygen in the soil will make it anaerobicallowing carbon dioxide and possibly sulphur dioxide to be trappedunder the paper product. These materials can also prevent moisturefrom getting to the root zone.
Myth: Leaf wilt is a good indicator of soil moisture. Fact: Leaf wiltmay be due to low soil moisture but can be due also to a sudden changein the weather or root rot problems. If a very hot sun comes out aftera prolonged cool, moist period plants lose moisture faster than theycan pull moisture from the ground causing leaves to wilt. Any root rotor disease that prevents plants from pulling up water will causeleaves to wilt.
Myth: All burlapped root balls (B&B) must be left intact whentransplanting. Fact: The burlap is used to prevent the loss of soilduring transport and should be removed or properly buried whentransplanting. Leaving any of the burlap above ground will act as awick allowing rapid evaporation of moisture from soil around the newlytransplanted tree.
Myth: Bone meal is a good bulb fertilizer. Fact: Bone meal (2.14.0) isan organic fertilizer that is very slow to break down and is not abalanced plant food as it contains little nitrogen and no potassium.Bulbs need plant food in the first seven months before they godormant. Bone meal will provide as little as 0.2% N, 1.4% P and 0% K.
Myth: Bulb leaves on crocus and daffodils should be tied up afterflowering. Fact: Once bulbs have flowered they need to rebuild as muchstrength as possible for the following year. The only way they can dothis is by photosynthesis through their leaves. To tie the leaves andreduce the surface area by 90 to 95 per cent makes no sense.
Myth: Adding cooked vegetables to a compost box attracts more animals.Fact: Cooked vegetables break down 50 per cent faster and will be gonelong before raw ones. Raw vegetables should be chopped into smallpieces to speed up their decay.
Myth: Small amounts of grease, gravy or butter from dinner plates willnot break down when added to a compost box. Fact: The percentage offatty material in relation to the volume of leaves and other vegetablematerial is so small it will not be a problem for bacteria to break itdown.
Myth: Turning a compost pile is essential to get it to break down.Fact: Turning over a compost pile exposes the material to oxygen. Youcan achieve the same results by poking holes in the pile on a regularbasis. This allows carbon dioxide to escape and oxygen to get into thecentre of the pile.
Myth: Adding kitchen waste to a trench in the garden all winter is aneasy way to compost. Fact: Nitrogen is quick to be leached out of thesoil in our high rainfall area. Much of the fertilizer value of thecompost is lost before plants can use it.
The next time you hear about a garden practice or procedure, you mightwant to do some research and think about whether it makes sense ornot.
Roy Jonsson is an avid gardener, horticultural instructor andconsultant for residential and commercial properties. He is the authorof the garden book "Garden Sense". He can be reached atroy_jonsson@telus.net or royjonsson.com.
© North Shore News 2009
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