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E-M:/ Michigan Public Officials Commonly Misrepresent Pesticide Label Information,suppress safer alternatives.
- Subject: E-M:/ Michigan Public Officials Commonly Misrepresent Pesticide Label Information,suppress safer alternatives.
- From: Praxis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2003 08:49:37 -0500
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Michigan Public Officials Commonly Misrepresent Pesticide Label Information,
(They make "safety" claims that are prohibited to pesticide applicators or
pesticide manufacturers). These Publicly Funded Pesticide Apologists are
also actively repressing and disparaging safer pest management such as
Biological Control to Promote, Endorse, and Act as Marketing
Agents for Pesticides and GMO life forms. (something they claim they
never do) Why are we as Michigan residents underwriting this corporate welfare?
Why are Michigan citizens not receiving the benefits and protections afforded
them by law? Why is the government selling anything?
Pesticide risk trivialazation for marketing reasons are not welcome.
It is worth looking a little closer to home if you are concerned about you
or your family getting exposed to toxic substances,
without your knowledge or permission. MSU press releases and comments from
MSU Extension and MDA Field Agents factually misrepresent the warning information
on EPA registered pesticide labels. Comments made at public meeting we have
atended are not on the label of any pesticide products made by any manufacturer,
these safety assurances are not factual but are made in an effort to encourage
pesticide use, we think this is not in the publics best interest. Both MDA
enforcement and US EPA enforcement have said they will not enforce the law,
rules and regulation against public employees because the are not "selling"
or encouraging the use of pesticides, however one did say sarcastically "shame
Anyone who had ever had the experience of asking for a pest management strategy
from of an MSU Extension agent or MDA field representative is likely to have
been given a chemical pesticide recommendation. They are seldom if ever given
their biological control options or other alternatives, Why? The fact is
biological control is the very engine that drives the planet, with one of
the best safety records and cost benefit records of any human enterprise,
a client of our was recently told by a State of Michigan public employee
this chestnut " If biological control actually worked everyone would all
be using it" (we all are- its called nature or the environment), this affordable,
sustainable technology is being officially discouraged by State of Michigan
employees despite supportive lip service. In effect are we are being told
the environment does not work or that its to risky to use? What? As a nation
we will need this technology when oil supplies, the raw material for
pesticide is restricted, like at the present time for example. Best Wishes.
Samuel DeFazio, Praxis 2723 116 th Avenue, Allegan MI 49010 269-673-2793
----- Original Message -----
Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com
Sent: Tuesday, November 13, 2001 10:46 AM
Subject: Misrepresentation of pesticide label information by public officials.
Official misrepresentation of pesticide label information.
Dear Mr. Bailey and Mr. James Jones Pesticide Section Chief,
Where is our requested written response (request made 10/16/01) to your claim
that EPA enforcement division is completely helpless to prevent public employees
from misrepresenting pesticide label information and pesticide label warnings
when promoting and endorsing (A.K.A. Selling) pesticide use to the public
(both in writing and verbally at public meetings)? You told me that it is
your opinion that EPA has no authority or enforcement responsibility; that
you would double check this with enforcement and respond promptly. You have
certainly had enough time to get any copies of information previously sent
to Praxis on this subject. This is a time sensitive issue please respond
as soon as possible.
2723 116th Avenue
Allegan, MI 49010 firstname.lastname@example.org 616-673-2793