Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Canada: Agriculture's future is organic, farmer says...And More

Supermarkets use ladybirds as pesticide alternative when growing salad
Daily Mail - UK
By Daily Mail Reporter Salad producers are going back to nature to keep harmful pests off their crops - by bulk buying ladybirds and other creepy crawlies. ...
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EPA funds to help detoxify sugar land
Honolulu Star-Bulletin - Honolulu,HI,USA
High concentrations of dioxins, volatile liquids and other chemicals associated with agricultural pesticides have been found in the soil, according to the ...
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Butters: Give household hazards the boot
Salt Lake Tribune - United States
Pesticides » Pesticides like bug sprays, roach traps, mothballs, rat poison and even pet flea collars pose a range of potential health hazards. ...
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Flea, Tick Products Under Increased Government Scrutiny
Boston Channel.com - MA, USA
However, cyphenothrin is one of 10 pesticides now suspected in the thousands of cases reported to the Environmental Protection Agency in which pets got ...
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Banned pesticide in head-lice treatment
The West Australian - Perth,Western Australia,Australia
An investigation by consumer group Choice found eight of the pesticides, chlorpyrifos, permethrin, allethrin, bioallethrin, bioresmethrin, ...
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Pesticide carbofuran banned for food crops
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency has issued a final rule banning the use of the pesticide carbofuran on food. ...
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EPA Bans Deadly Pesticide Responsible for Millions of Bird Deaths
Common Dreams (press release) - Portland,ME,USA
When the rule becomes final, EPA will proceed with the cancellation of registration for all uses of the pesticide. “Carbofuran causes neurological damage in ...
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New organic initiative signup announced
Bismarck Farm & Ranch Guide - ND, USA
“USDA has allocated $1.3 million in Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) funds for North Dakota through the 2009 Organic Initiative,” said Flores ...
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Switching to Organic Pork Production Has Potential Advantages and ...
and weather - Quincy,IL,USA
AMES, Iowa(IPIC release) -- As the market for organic products continues to increase, some pork producers might want to consider a change to that type of ...
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1.4 Million Available for Montana Farmers and Ranchers to Convert ...
The Prairie Star - Great Falls,MT,USA
The Montana Organic Association (MOA) has been watching this development closely. They urge all farmers and ranchers in Montana interested in pursuing ...
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Nine industrial chemicals banned at Meeting on persistent organic ...
GenevaLunch - Saint Prex,Vaud,Switzerland
POPs are organic compounds that are not easily bio-degradable, find their way into the food chain and ultimately affect humans. A well-known example is PCB, ...
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Canada: Agriculture's future is organic, farmer says
FreshPlaza - Netherlands
Standing in the four acres of field behind her Grande-Digue home, Rowena Hopkins, a former chemistry teacher, is an organic farmer. ...
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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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