Turf & Rec

Pesticide ban: regulations move ahead

April 20, 2009  By  Mike Jiggens

When a world-recognized expert says "it's sad that science and common sense were pushed aside by scare tactics and emotion," it certainly reinforces the position taken by the Ontario Federation of Agriculture on Ontario's pesticide ban.

Dean M. Stanbridge of Milton took strong exception to the Ontario law banning the cosmetic use of pesticides in a recent letter to the Canadian Champion publication. "I'm disturbed to find that an entire industry of this calibre can be essentially disintegrated because of hearsay and rhetoric" his letter stated, referring to pesticide manufacturers.

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