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Force of Nature -- Bogus Green Alternative -- Nematodes -- Regulatory Failure -- 2010 08 16 -- MODIFIED -- PDF -- 300 Dpi

Force of Nature -- Bogus Green Alternative -- Nematodes -- Regulatory Failure -- 2010 08 16 -- MODIFIED -- PDF -- 300 Dpi

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Introduction
Despite claims to the contrary, overall,there are no viable, efficacious, or economi-cal Green Alternatives to replace conven-tional pest control products.Virtually all Green Alternatives are BOGUS,displaying negative characteristics such asthe following Green Alternatives may be ALMOST TO-TALLY INEFFECTIVE except under very spe-cific circumstancesGreen Alternatives may be PROHIBITEDin some jurisdictionsGreen Alternatives may be questionablyHIGHER IN TOXICITYGreen Alternatives may be STUNNINGLYMORE EXPENSIVE to use when compared toconventional pest control productsGreen Alternatives may be SUPPLIED bythe same Environmental–Terror–Organizations that sought the prohibition of conventional pest control productsGreen Alternatives may have NEGATIVESIDE–EFFECTS like phyto–toxicity ( an ef-fect that adversely affects plant growth ) ormetal corrosion or rodent–attractantGreen Alternatives may NOT be regis-tered as pest control products, and there-fore, are UNREGULATEDGreen Alternatives may NOT have a fullrange safety information such as HUMANTOXICITY and ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT,which is the case with conventional pestcontrol productsGreen Alternatives may require EX-TREMELY–HIGH–INPUTS OF ACTIVE INGRE-DIENT since they will otherwise be less ef-fectiveGreen Alternatives may require MOREPERSONAL PROTECTION for the userGreen Alternatives may NOT BE SAFER,NOT BETTER, NOT MORE EFFECTIVE
Description of entomo–pathogenic nematodes
Nematodes (also called entomo–pathogenicor beneficial nematodes) are micro–scopicroundworms, or tiny worm–like parasitesthat lack any appendages. They are foundin products that are classified by the gov-ernment as bio–pesticides since they con-tain living organisms. This product acts asa biological turf insecticide that, incredibly,is NOT FEDERALLY REGISTERED as a pestcontrol product in Canada.The term «
entomo–pathogenic 
» comesfrom two Greek words «
entomon 
»which means insect, and «
pathogenic 
»meaning causing disease.
Classification of entomo–pathogenic nematodes
Entomo–pathogenic nematode products areconsidered by the environmental–maniac–activists as a so–called low–risk green al-ternative to conventional insecticides likeimidacloprid.Nematodes have been classified, or de-scribed, in a multitude of ways in order toappeal to enviro–maniacs, to the public, andto the Green Space Industry.Here are some examples Beneficial nematode productBio–control of insect pestBiological control agentBiological insecticideBio–pesticide or bio–insecticideBio–suppression of insect pestsCommercial nematodesEntomo–pathogenic nematodesExotic nematodesInfective juvenile nematodesLow or reduced–risk pesticideMicroscopic worms or roundwormsNatural insecticide or pesticideNatural organismNematode productParasitic nematodes
 
 
Canadian Failure to RegulateEntomo–Pathogenic Nematodes
Canadian Regulatory System
In
Canada
, pest control products, or pesticides, are federally regulated and reg-istered by 
Health Canada
under the
Pest Control Products Act
, and areamong the most stringently regulated substances in
Canada
. The
Pest Management Regulatory Agency
(
PMRA
) is the branch of 
HealthCanada
that administers the
Act
on behalf of the
Minister of Health
. The pri-mary objective of the
PMRA
is to
PREVENT UNACCEPTABLE RISKS TO PEOPLE ANDTHE ENVIRONMENT FROM THE USE OF PEST CONTROL PRODUCTS
.
The Failure to Regulate Nematode Products
Entomo–pathogenic nematode products
are
NOT
registered as pest controlproducts in
Canada
.Consequently, there is
NO
obligation on the part of the manufacturer to divulgea full range safety information such as
HUMAN TOXICITY
and
ENVIRONMENTAL IM-PACT
, which is the case with conventional pest control products. This information will eventually be required, not just concerning the
nema-todes
themselves, but also for the
symbiotic bacteria
that they carry.

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