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Mudcat49    Posted 04-17-2002 at 09:28:01       [Reply]  [Send Email]
There are Diferent types of Pesticides out there. There are restricted-use and non restricted use Pesticides. Then there are the Microbials they are disease causining bacteria, fungi or viruses that have been formulated in to pest control products and they persent a low hazard to people and pets. The non restricted use and the microbials can be purchased by anyone. and do not require a license to do so. You must have a Applicators license to purchase and use restricted use pesticide. I use about 90-95 % of the time the non restricted use pesticides, I only use the bad stuff when I have to! I scout my fields and only spray when the insect pressure is high enough to have to spray. The USDA has banned all the really bad stuff in this country IE: DDT. We the American farmers are restricted to what we can or cannot use. So when you go into the store and buy American grown food you know that it has not been sprayed with banned products. NOT so when you buy non American grown stuff. Down in Mexico, etc, they can use anything they want to. So go ahead and buy cheaper vegetables from Mexico and help to put the American farmers out of business and kill yourself by eating them!!!

Kavan    Posted 02-11-2003 at 15:08:47       [Reply]  [Send Email]
What are some names of non restricted use pesticides?

John in Maryland    Posted 04-17-2002 at 15:41:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
Also, DJ must realize that not all chemicals are pesticides, I would guess half or so are herbicides, such as roundup, etc. Also, I hope DJ is eating only organic food, and I hope she would oneday visit an "organic" farm and see everything that is done, including where they get there seeds from, etc. I think she will find that not all "organic" farms are truly organic.

Jeremy    Posted 04-18-2002 at 00:17:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
She better start living in a cardboard box, because it's a well known fact that there is a 10 times higher concentration of pesticides and toxic chemicals in the home than on ANY farm.

Provide sources of facts please    Posted 04-18-2002 at 06:54:20       [Reply]  [No Email]

I agree John    Posted 04-17-2002 at 16:01:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
I know not all foods are organic. I am doing the best I can to insure that the food we eat here from this place is as chemical free as possible. I will can and bottle and dry and smoke. freeze, salt and jerk what I can to go through the winter.

This is all I can do. If I can't do this without chemicals, I'll let you know.

John    Posted 04-17-2002 at 16:09:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
I posted a reply to your link in you post below.

Jim(MO    Posted 04-17-2002 at 13:46:07       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Had a bout with cancer 2 years ago. Removed a foot of colon along with some other parts. Have had some long discussions with the radioligist and oncologist about my earlier lifestyle and enviornment. Of particular interest to them was my working on farms during my teenage years. There wasn't a lot of chemicals being used then but they were both interested in how after a morning of cleaning and lubricating discs or plows with used motor oil, would wash my hands and arms with gasoline (leaded) and go eat lunch.
I too followed the DDT trucks and sat in the drive-in theatres as they cruised up and down the isles during intermission soaking the popcorn and hotdogs. I did smoke for about 30 years prior to that but other than say that was stupid didn't think it had too much bearing on my particular type of cancer. At my last visit with the oncologist, back in January he commented there seems to be an almost epedemic increase in that type of cancer in people my age, just turned 59. I do and will continue to use roundup, torodon and others sparingly and safely as possible. Get those colonoscopies guys. Colo-Rectal cancer is the #2 killer. If Katie Courac can do it on national TV we can do it in the privacy of a hospital.

Ludwig    Posted 04-17-2002 at 11:16:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
But we still use lots of chemicals that are
banned in places like Europe where lobbying
by chemical companies is illegal.
Why is it that some folks who put up a huge
stink when the government tries to ban
something then turn right around and say
"Well the government says its okay" either the
government is dumber than rocks or they ain't,
can't be both.
If they were good for you they wouldn't be
called POISON and you wouldn't need a
license to apply them, and wouldn't need to
wash them back off again later.

Now I'm not saying theres an easy answer,
this is real life, there isn't anything easy here.

Dreamweaver    Posted 04-17-2002 at 10:14:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well now I finally have the answer! I'm a brick short of a full load cause my momma used to tell us kids we could run behind the mosquito man in Jacksonville Beach, FL while he was spraying at night. We'd run for several blocks, directly behind his truck in the mist of carcinogens, LOL. Guess today that'd be grounds for child abuse.

Les in SC........DW We did the same thing    Posted 04-17-2002 at 10:25:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
Many times. Used to ride our bicycles and follow the truck through the neighborhood. Great fun.

Ludwig    Posted 04-17-2002 at 11:30:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
Did you ever have any paint on your bicycle?

Dreamweaver    Posted 04-17-2002 at 10:32:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yep, great cheap entertainment! We could see that red light coming from blocks away, and the whole neighborhood joined in. Ahhhh.....them were the days!

The Red    Posted 04-17-2002 at 10:44:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
That truck musta contained hornigins.

Jim (Mi)    Posted 04-17-2002 at 09:47:43       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Bottom line is pesticides are bad everyone knows it. Nobody tells their children to go spray the back 40. The adults always do it. Why, because you can never be to cautious. Point well documented, lets move on.

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