Industry group misleads citizens

Dear Sir:
Re: “Canccer society wrong on anti-pesticide stance,” by Lorne Hepworth, President of CropLife Canada, the pesticide industry's lobby group in Ottawa, which was published on line on Feb. 17, 2011.
Shame on this industry lobbyist for misleading the citizens of Terrace.

Dear Sir:

Re: “Canccer society wrong on anti-pesticide stance,” by Lorne Hepworth, President of CropLife Canada, the pesticide industry’s lobby group in Ottawa, which was published on line on Feb. 17, 2011.

Shame on this industry lobbyist for misleading the citizens of Terrace.

Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has no labs of its own and is basing its verdicts almost exclusively on rat studies provided by the industry.

The PMRA has a very limited capability to assess human studies. Thus the PMRA’s pesticide review is neither rigorous nor comprehensive.

To say that the health of Canadians is Health Canada’s top priority under current circumstances is simply laughable.

K. Jean Cottam,

Ottawa, Ontario