Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Letters: Organic farming threatened...And More

Letters: Organic farming threatened
Sioux Falls Argus Leader - Sioux Falls,SD,USA
The bill effectively criminalizes organic farming without actually using the word organic. The legislation is so broad based that every aspect of growing or ...
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Organic Dairy Farming Avoided 40M Pounds of Fertilizer in 2008: Report
GreenBiz - Oakland,CA,USA
Organic food is often touted for the lack of toxic pesticides and fertilizers used in its production. Now a Colorado-based nonprofit has created a ...
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Going green with the Gordons
Marshall Independent - Marshall,MN,USA
The Gordons started Gordon's Cutting Edge, a premium lawn care business that specializes in organic. "We wanted to offer something that was safe and ...
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Petition to halt the use of Aminopyralid as a weed killer
Smallholder - Somerset,UK
The government responsed saying it is determined to ensure that all pesticides, including aminopyralid, used in this country are safe to people and the ...
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More pressure to ban two pesticides in Tassie
ABC Online - Australia
Momentum is gathering in Tasmania to ban the use of the herbicides atrazine and simazine. Prominent Tasmanian GP and member of the state's River Catchment ...
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Pennsylvania Helping Producers Transition to Organic Farming
PR Newswire (press release) - New York,NY,USA
HARRISBURG, Pa. , April 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania producers working to transition their conventional operations to certified organic farms ...
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Outcry Over Pesticide Decision Prompts EPA to Defend Decision
Farm Futures - Carol Stream,IL,USA
Both are excluded from permit requirements even if they do contain pesticide residues." Shapiro acknowledged that some aspects of the court's opinion may ...
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Dow challenges Quebec pesticide ban
HazMat Management Magazine (subscription) - Toronto,ON,Canada
US chemical manufacturer Dow AgroSciences LLC has filed a formal notice of arbitration, under NAFTA Chapter 11, challenging the legality of Quebec’s ban on ...
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More enforcement needed for pesticide spray regulations
The Western Star (Corner Brook) - Final - 10-01-2002 - 413 words
Karen Griffin - Judie Squires says someone needs to patrol the companies that spray residential areas for pesticides because she's observed nine violations of the Environmental Protection Act in her Paradise neighborhood alone


Spray woes: Province falling down on monitoring pesticides
The Telegram (St. John's) - Final - 10-01-2002 - 253 words
Judie Squires - environment to become poisoned? A temporary ban on all residential pesticides has to be put into place, to protect us, our wildlife and our environment as a whole. Judie Squires Paradise


Government lax on cosmetic pesticide regulation: advocate
The Telegram (St. John's) - 08-28-2004 - 613 words
Stokes Sullivan, Deana - Despite increased awareness about adverse health effects from pesticides, Judie Squires, a member of the Pesticide Working Group of Newfoundland and Labrador, isn't optimistic the province will ban cosmetic use


Woman doesn't expect cosmetic pesticide ban any time soon
The Western Star (Corner Brook) - 08-30-2004 - 712 words
Stokes Sullivan, Deana - Despite increased awareness about adverse health effects from pesticides, Judie Squires, a member of the Pesticide Working Group of Newfoundland and Labrador, isn't optimistic that the province will ban the


Province lagging behind in pesticide control
The Telegram (St. John's) - 09-04-2005 - 496 words
Squires, Judie - it to do is to prohibit the cosmetic use of synthetic pesticides altogether in order to protect our citizens and the environment. Judie Squires writes from Portugal Cove-St. Philip's


The two sides to pesticide use
The Telegram (St. John's) - 07-16-2006 - 781 words
Judie Squires - health of your families. When Canada's most respected health authorities tell us pesticides threaten our health, we should all be listening. Judie Squires writes from Portugal Cove-St. Philip's


Inquiry implicates BTk
The Telegram (St. John's) - 06-24-2006 - 353 words
DEANA STOKES SULLIVAN - of trees. The live spores can be inhaled by humans and animals exposed to BT. Judie Squires, secretary of the Northeast Avalon Group of the Sierra Club, says despite claims that


Delayed pesticide laws 'disappointing'
The Telegram (St. John's) - 06-24-2006 - 833 words
DEANA STOKES SULLIVAN - at the end of this year. These products will only be sold to certified dealers. Judie Squires, secretary of the newly formed Northeast Avalon Group of the Sierra Club, isn't


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Time for provincial lawn pesticide regulation
The Telegram (St. John's) - 03-14-2009 - 419 words
pesticides. Please join me in lobbying our province for a pesticide ban Judie Squires Portugal Cove...

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