Guest Blog by Peter Kettenbeil: Banning the Film is ‘Unconscionable’
Peter Kettenbeil of Brossard, Quebec, is Vice Chairman of the Technology Transfer Committee of the Solar Buildings Research Network and consultant to numerous environmental projects. He submitted this guest blog on the subject of the Canada Blooms flower show voting to overturn its decision to screen the film, A Chemical Reaction.
As a fan of the little town of Hudson taking Big Chemical to the Supreme Court of Canada, and winning with a precedent-setting decision, I find it unconscionable that the Toronto flower show known as Canada Blooms has given in to Big Chemical by banning the film
Hudson: A Chemical Reaction.
We Canadians, once upon a time, used to live in a Civil Society. Now, we have Big Oil, Big Banking and Big Chemical running our media and our Parliament. This is just another disgusting example of big business assuming that they have the right to think for us.
My children were patients of the courageous MD, Dr. June Irwin, who is portrayed in the film. One of my brothers is one of the 15 percent of North Americans who is hypersensitive to pesticides. His throat would close if he ate from a salad bar where there were pesticide residues on the greens. When Dr. Irwin began her educational crusade after seeing so many children like my brother, I was quoted in a Quebec newspaper saying, “My brother and other persons like him are the canaries in the coal mines for the rest of Canadian society.”
Today, courageous scientists like Mel Visser, Author of the book Cold Clear & Deadly are the (insiders) who are doing their best to save us from ourselves as we are overtaken by endocrine disruption and immune system deficiencies which cost our heath care system billions.
Ask not for whom the bell tolls, it does indeed toll for us!