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Pesticide risks minimized in hands of professionals

On 23, Oct 2019 | No Comments | In Blog, Featured, Portfolio, Seed Treatments, Uncategorized | By Admin

Gov. Andrew Cuomo must ignore overstated claims about the safety of a critical tool for New York farmers and veto a bill that would prohibit the use of chlorpyrifos in the coming weeks.

In a recent letter, “Cuomo, sign ban on dangerous pesticide,” Aug. 8, the author states that chlorpyrifos is “extremely toxic to human health and wildlife” and therefore should be banned.

There are many everyday tools and products that all of us use — a car, gasoline, prescription drugs — that if misused could prove deadly. Those risks are minimized when used properly or when used, in some cases, by trained professionals as is the case with chlorpyrifos.

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Op-Ed Plattsburgh Press Republican

On 28, Aug 2015 | No Comments | In Blog, Portfolio | By Admin

Government serves many purposes, but voting against science and the future of agriculture should not be one.

The Plattsburgh City Common Council recently unanimously approved a resolution encouraging city departments and residents to make the city free of GMOs and pesticides (Press-Republican, Aug. 12).

 They contend that GMOs and pesticides harm the food supply and that humans suffer serious health issues because of their use.
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http://www.pressrepublican.com/opinion/in-my-opinion-city-council-action-based-on-inaccurate-information/article_66bdebde-a9de-5621-8e6a-cbd139cf460a.html 

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Forbes: Anti-GMO Junk Science

On 15, Mar 2013 | No Comments | In Featured, Portfolio | By Admin

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This is a disturbing story about the abuse of the power of journalism and the trust of the public by one of the most, if not the most, influential food writers in the world.

Michael Pollan is a big deal, arguably more influential on agriculture policy than the Secretary of Agriculture. He is the author of five books, all best sellers, professor of journalism at the University of California-Berkeley and one of the most cited commentators on food related issues in the world, with more than 330,000 followers on Twitter, many of whom consider him a hero. Although the public perception of him is just the opposite, he is not a reputable science journalist or—by his own admission—an objective reporter—on organics or agriculture. Even more startling, Pollan admits—brags even—that he manipulates high profile stories on organics and crop biotechnology, particularly at the New York Times—and that the papers editors are willing dupes.

These are strong allegations, but they are not mine; they are Pollan’s own words. Read on.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jonentine/2013/10/24/michael-pollan-promotes-denialist-anti-gmo-junk-science-brags-he-manipulates-new-york-times-editors/