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Spray Debate

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In a masterstroke of politics, the opposition parties have banded together to create a global conspiracy aimed at the current party in power. Or is it a global conspiracy designed to keep the company from making an honest buck? Information overload is the catchword when you google them and get…..About 20,100,000 results (0.62 seconds)

By comparison googling honest government New Brunswick Canada resulted in..  About 1,530,000 results (0.37 seconds)

My grandfather was a man of great wisdom. I did not realize this at the time as I was too busy keeping up with keeping up. One of his ways of figuring things out was to “consider the source”.

So, with that in mind you can check this out:

 

 

Petition saying stop spraying. 27,225, a number they say is the largest in New Brunswick history.

“When our catastrophic deer numbers were published after the hunting season that’s when the Stop Spraying thing just hit the roof,” explained Carolyn Lubbe-D’Arcy of Stop Spraying NB.

Green Party leader David Coon said the size of the petition should give a government a reason to respond.

“Given that in total this is the biggest petition in New Brunswick history on any issue ever, the government is absolutely going to have to respond,” Coon said. “This movement isn’t going away, people are sick and tired of what’s going on in our crown lands. They’re sick and tired of the spraying of our hardwoods, under power lines near their homes and farms.”https://naturalon.com/roundup-glyphosate-causes-cancer-says-world-health-organization/view-all/

Over the summer the province’s acting chief medical officer reported that residents weren’t at an increased health risk due to the spraying of the herbicide.

Environment and Local Government Minister Serge Rousselle met with protesters outside the legislature but, citing studies conducted by the chief medical officer as well as the World Health Organization, he said the province will continue the use of glyphosate until they’re given sufficient reason not to.

Looking at the preceding I can see that the comments
say, to me,” the (unnamed?) temp we hired is saying there is no increased health risk.” In that case I refer to the thousands of people, states, countries, and doctors saying the opposite. The study, based on a study, based on a study has been contested to the point of  “If you can’t dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bulls##t.” And as for the “studies conducted by the chief medical officer,”

I have in my mind a vision of a dedicated professional spending his nights in the lab, hovering over his beakers and Bunsen burners ensuring my personal health and that of future generations. A man of such talents and dedication should have been given credit for his great work… so who is he? So, what to say? well for anyone that cares here is the info from the source on short-term exposure http://www.roundup.ca/_uploads/documents/RT540Liquid-Canada-EN.O15.pdf

More information, I think it kills fish.

https://echa.europa.eu/chemicals-in-our-life/hot-topics/glyphosate

Again referring to the source the Skull and Crossbones on the label along with the word poison gives me cause to pause.

California announced in 2015 that it would list glyphosate as a carcinogen. This followed a controversial move by the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classifying glyphosate as a “probable carcinogen.” California law requires the state’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment to list substances identified by IARC as known to cause cancer under the state’s Proposition 65.

https://cen.acs.org/articles/95/i27/California-list-glyphosate-carcinogen.html

 

“When you look at the science and facts we have to make our decision, at this point we don’t see the need to make any changes.”

Sure go ahead boss, ignore that over 27,000 of your employers are telling you to stop, ignore that the list of cities, countries and states getting rid of this stuff  is growing.

A partial list from;

https://www.baumhedlundlaw.com/toxic-tort-law/monsanto-roundup-lawsuit/where-is-glyphosate-banned/

A number of cities, counties, states and countries throughout the world have taken steps to either restrict or ban glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer.

The following countries have issued outright bans on glyphosate, imposed restrictions or have issued statements of intention to ban or restrict glyphosate-based herbicides, including Roundup, over health concerns and the ongoing Roundup cancer litigation:

  • Argentina: Over 30,000 health care professionals advocated for a glyphosate ban following the International Agency for Research on Cancer’s (IARC) report on glyphosate, which concluded the chemical is probably carcinogenic to humans.
  • Australia: Fremantle and Nedlands stopped spraying glyphosate for street maintenance due to health concerns. Stirling temporarily banned the use of glyphosate on bushlands. Other cities and school districts throughout the country are currently testing alternative herbicides in an effort to curtail or eliminate glyphosate use.
  • Malta: Malta began the process of instituting a countrywide ban on glyphosate. However, Environment Minister José Herrera backtracked in January of 2017, saying the country would continue to oppose glyphosate in discussions but would fall in line with the European Union and wait for further studies.

It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.
Sherlock Holmes, A Scandal in Bohemia.

 

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