This application is addressed as a Development of Pest Management plan giving the illusion it is not decided yet what the plan is, and using deadly chemicals, toxins and poisons classed as herbicides to eradicate invasive species. It makes no sense and I don’t understand why the government would utilize this arsenal of poisons in one breath then talk about climate change in the next. Also stated in the plan is cultural control – What is cultural control?
Plants, trees and vegetation provide us with the air we breathe, the food we eat, the heat and medicine, among a few benefits and without them we no longer exist. Explorers, adventurers, nurseries and travellers have always brought in plants and seeds from other parts of the world. What is indicated as invasive are such plants that today are still being sold in nurseries or as seeds or travellers bring home to try. And polluting the earth with chemicals, toxins and poisons when some of the vegetation to be eradicated, the seeds have a lifespan of 10 years. These tiny seeds are in the ground, and the toxic poisons/chemicals will disperse into the waterways and ecosystem long before the seeds will no longer be viable.
Here is a scenario: you take your little ones for a hike to enjoy nature – all of a sudden the little ones become violently ill – you have no idea what it is – you rush to the nearest hospital – they have been poisoned by one or more of the toxic chemical/poisons listed. Someone removed the sign that was posted – you had no idea – now you are challenged with your little ones struggling – maybe for the rest of their life, maybe for a little while – Would you take this chance?
Now look at the horrific suffering this causes the plants – they grow and struggle to breathe and unable to access water and air – Would you like to die this way?
There are better alternatives: educate people about the plants they want to landscape with or plants/seeds brought/bought from another country, manually remove and/or educate communities how to eradicate the species.
Putting tonnes of toxic chemical poisons into the environment, that all (Yes all) have a detrimental effect on human life, plant and animal life, water systems, bees, environmental, soil and air – is leading us to extinction.
I strongly disagree with any plan to limit life on earth through use of toxic chemical poisons whether it is a herbicide, pesticide and/or other pharmaceuticals.
Below is the information taken from the paper with some of my notes. If you require more information please do your research on this subject.
Time frame: April 15, 2024 – April 15 2029
The purpose: – invasive plants on Provincial Public Land under jurisdiction of:
Ministry of Forests;
Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure;
Ministry of Water
Ministry of Land and Resource Stewardship
Ministry of Environment
Ministry of Climate Change Strategy
Applies to: – Southern and Coastal B.C. and Northern Coast Haida Gwaii
Regional Districts of: Alberni – Clayoquot, Capital, Cariboo, Central Coast, Central Kootenay, Central Okanagan, Columbia Shuswap, Comox Valley, Cowichan Valley, East Kootenay, Fraser Valley, Kootenay Valley, Metro Vancouver, Mount Waddington, Nanaimo, North Coast, North Okanagan, Okanagan Similkameen, Qathet, Squamish-Lillooet, Strathcona, Sunshine Coast, Thompson-Nicola
The methods include:
Mechanical – cultural – biological control – and herbicides
Application of herbicides by:
Wick/wipe-on, stem injection, ground vehicle mounted sprayers, backpack and/or handheld sprayers.
(the names in Bold, I’ve researched and my notes are attached):
– Truvist; Navius VM (Bayer)
- (is a tree killing herbicide and as of May 16, 2019 has been restricted in Oregon.)
– Milestone, Restore II, Restore NXT, Clearview, Reclaim IIA (Dow Agrosciences)
- (very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects, causes serious eye damage.)
– Lontrel XC (Corteva)
- (a hormone disruptor that has a similar mode of action to 2,4-D)
– Dyvel, Vanquish, Banvel
- (see diflufenzopyr)
– Overdrive (BASF/Bayer)
- (contain allergen sulfites, eye irritant, skin sensitizer, poison, toxic to non-target terrestrial plants and aquatic organisms. Symptoms of overexposure to dicamba may include dizziness, muscle weakness, loss of appetite, vomiting, decreased heart rate, shortness of breath, incontinence, cyanosis, muscle spasms, exhaustion and loss of voice.)
Flazasulfuron – LongRun
Flumioxazin and pyroxasulfone – Torpedo
– Starane, Pulsar
(harmful to aquatic life with long lasting effects.)
– Roundup WeatherMax, Vantage Plus Max/VPMII, Vantage XRT, Roundup Transorb HC (Dow Agrosciences) (associated with non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), have an effect on the environment and be harmful to fish, crustaceans and amphibians as well as beneficial bacteria in soil and water, harmful to bees.
– 2,4-D Amine 600, Reclaim II B, Restore B, Grazon XC (Dow Agrosciences)
- (used in the Vietnam war as Agent Orange, cause coughing, burning, dizziness, temporary loss of muscle coordination, fatigue, muscle weakness, nausea, endocrine-disrupting chemical, impedes normal action of estrogen, androgen and thyroid hormone, decrease fertility, risk of birth defects.)
Halosulfuron – Sandea WG
– Arsenal, Arsenal-Powerline, Habitat (causes serious eye irritation, harmful to aquatic life with long lasting effects.)
Indaziflam – Esplanade SC
MCPA – DyVel
Mecoprop-p – Dyvel DSp
– Escort, Clearview, Reclaim A, Navius VM (Dupont) (very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects, skin and eye irritation, poisonous if ingested or inhaled, may cause reproduction problems.)
– Tordon 22K, Grazon XC, Tordon 101 (Dow Agrosciences) (the same as 2,4-D above)
Propyzamide – Kerb SC
– Rinskor, Milestone NXT, Restore NXT (Similar and same effects as glyphosate)
Rimsulfuron – Prism
– Garlon RTU, Garlon XRT, Triclopyr 480 (causes skin and eye irritation)
Below is a bit of history on how chemicals came about and what they were/are used for:
The herbicide (chemical) research is done by the manufacturer then accepted by Government officials. Would you trust the corporation, that has potential to make millions if not billions of dollars, to give you an honest reporting? Other research done by concerned individuals and companies, using their own money is far and few between. Governments use our tax dollars to subsidize large corporations so in return politicians get …. well let’s just say a lot of money is involved here.
Some of these chemicals have been used in war (Vietnam, WWI and WWII) and experimentation. The two main corporations making profits off this are DuPont/Dow or Dow/DuPont and BASF/Bayer or Bayer/BASF (IG Farben). These links are your history lesson.
- Dow – 1897 – Dow Chemical Company
- Dow – 1906 – Dow produces first chemical – value of US farms had soared to $30 billion
- Hi-Bred – 1926 Henry A Wallace incorporates Hi-Bred Corn Company
- Dupont – 1928 purchases Grasselli Chemical Co. inorganic and organic insecticides
- Dow – 1929 Dow’s 1st female researcher Sylvia Stroesser has 5 patents to treating oil wells
- Pioneer – 1935 – Hi-Bred Corn Company becomes Pioneer Hi-Bred Corn Company
- Pioneer – 1941 – Pioneer’s Henry Wallace is elected US Vice President
- Dow – 1942 – Dow Chemical expands into Canada
- Pioneer – 1946 – Pioneer Hi-Bred expands to Canada
- Pioneer – 1949 – Annual sales of Pioneer seed corn in N. America pass million-unit mark
- Dow – 1953 – introduces Saran Wrap (tm of S.C. Johnson & Son Inc.)
- Dupont – 1962 – produce Lycra (tm of Invista)
- Dow – 1964 – Billion-dollar milestone annual corn sales
- Dupont – 1965 – Stephanie L. Kwolek discovered Kevlar (first liquid crystal polymer)
- Dow – 1968 – test market Ziploc (tm of S.C. Johnson & Son)
- Dupont – 1968 – introduces Lannate methomyl insecticide
- Pioneer – 1970 – changes name to Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc., goes overseas
- Dow – 1972 – launches Lorsban insecticide to the world
- Dupont – 1981 – buys Conoco, Inc. petroleum manufacturer (at time largest merger)
- Dupont – 1987 – Charles J. Pedersen wins Nobel prize for Chemistry – describing the methods of synthesizing crown ethers
- Dow – 1989 – Dow and Eli Lilly form Dow Elanco to produce agricultural products
- Pioneer – 1991 – becomes the number 1 brand of soybeans in N. America
- Dupont/Dow – 1996 – Dupont and Dow Elastomers a joint venture between DuPont and Dow Chemical Company
- Pioneer – 1996 – the first to start a genomics effort in corn
- Dow – 1997 – Dow acquires 100% of Dow Elanco and renames Dow AgroSciences
- Dupont – 1999 – becomes 100% owner of Pioneer
- Dupont – 2002 – Pioneer enters into a joint venture to market seed corn in China
- Dupont – 2011 – acquires Danisco, a world-leading company in nutrition, health and industrial biosciences
- Dow/Dupont – 2015 – Dow and Dupont announce a definitive agreement under which the companies will merge, then subsequently spin off into three independent companies > Corteva – 2018 – Corteva Agriscience, agriculture division of Dow DuPont and brand unveiled
- Corteva – 2019 – Corteva Agriscience spins from Dow DuPont becoming a standalone company June 1, 2019
The first farm chemical was produced in 1906 in the US and the corporation reaped billions in profits. More and more chemicals are being made as mother earth becomes resistant – and each time the poison becomes greater and greater. We now have people dying of cancer, neurological diseases, human infertility, illnesses, children with ADD and ADHD, autism and the list goes on but these corporations know that because they have the lawsuits to prove it. They go to great lengths and cost to cover it up.
Many of these chemicals have been banned or restricted in different parts of the world because of the damage and loss they are causing, yet the corporations will pay big money to keep this information away from the public.
https://www.environmentalscience.bayer.us › – › media › prfunitedstates › documents › resource-library › product-labels › invora-herbicide.ashx?la=en-us
https://dnr.wi.gov › lakes › plants › factsheets › TriclopyrFactsheet.pdf
https://www.fs.usda.gov › Internet › FSE_DOCUMENTS › fsbdev2_026296.pdf
https://www.researchgate.net › publication › 271220091_Picloram