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Understanding State Preemption Laws

We've posted information here before about state preemption laws that inhibit the rights of cities and towns when it comes to regulating fertilizers and pesticides. In the words of our friends at Beyond Pesticides, "In general terms, preemption refers to the ability of one level of government to override laws of a lower level. While local governments once had the ability to restrict the use, sales and distr ...

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Canadian Pesticide Bans: And Then There were Four?

As reported here on our first post back in June, the province of New Brunswick in Canada plans to ban the use of cosmetic pesticides such as 2,4-D later this year. Now it appears a fourth province may be set to follow suit. If British Columbia were to ban these products, that would essentially tie up more than 80 percent of the major population centers of Canada under the umbrella of pesticide restrictions. ...

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Consider Worm Composting

Worms are still a wiggly subject for some gardeners. Even in these days of renewed organic enlightenment, some folks just can't stomach the thought of the slimy creatures slithering about in their yards. As recently as the 1930s, gardening publications were promoting worm poisons. Bugs of all types were often considered bad, and any chemicals that could "sterilize" the soil were accepted as good. These days ...

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Camden International Film Festival Times Set

We heard from Ben Fowlie, the founding director of the Camden International Film Festival in Maine that our screening will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Farnsworth Art Gallery. A reception will follow. I'll post ticket information as it becomes available. ...

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Now is the Time to Pull Weeds

[caption id="attachment_329" align="alignnone" width="478" caption="Hawkbit (fall dandelion)"][/caption][caption id="attachment_330" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="dandelion"][/caption]Take a look around your yard. If it’s anything like mine, the weeds are weeds are winning the battle right about now. We managed to keep up for quite a while, but extremely healthy specimens of plantain, chickweed, cr ...

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Press Release About Boston Film Festival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEPTEMBER 3, 2009 MOVIE PREMIERE Boston to Launch A Chemical Reaction BOSTON, MASS. — On the heels of a near sellout world premiere at the World Film Festival in Montreal, the controversial documentary A Chemical Reaction announced its first Massachusetts screening at the 25th Boston Film Festival on Sept. 23 at 2 p.m. Producers of the movie, which focuses on the anti-pesticide movemen ...

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Boston Film Festival Accepts A Chemical Reaction

The Boston Film Festival, one of the most prestigious festivals on the East Coast, accepted our film, A Chemical Reaction, for a matinee screening on Sept. 23 at 2 p.m. at the elegant Kendall Square Theater in Cambridge. We were absolutely thrilled at this announcement. The BFF has premiered 25 years of remarkable films such as; American Beauty, North Country, The Piano, Reservoir Dogs, Jesus Camp, The Grou ...

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Who is June Irwin?

Our friends at the Hudson Gazette newspaper in Quebec, the voice of the town where the anti-pesticide movement unofficially began in North America, has been a huge supporter of our movie, A Chemical Reaction. In last week's edition, the paper ran an extensive feature on one of the stars of our movie, Dr. June Irwin. Check out the story here, or visit www.HudsonGazette.com: WHO IS JUNE IRWIN? By Vivianne Lar ...

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Scenes from Montreal

[caption id="attachment_309" align="alignnone" width="802" caption="A charter bus from the town of Hudson arrives at the premiere."][/caption][caption id="attachment_307" align="alignnone" width="844" caption="More than 100 nations were represented."][/caption][caption id="attachment_305" align="alignnone" width="849" caption="Director Brett Plymale is interviewed by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation."] ...

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Why Science Can’t Prove a Pesticide is Safe

We're meeting all sorts of interesting and motivated people up here in Canada and we'll have a full report when we return on Tuesday. One of the attendees pointed us to this article about why it's impossible to prove pesticides are safe, despite the chemical companies' insistence to the contrary. Enjoy your Sunday ...

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