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A Primer on Pesticide Propaganda

Since the recent streak of municipal pesticide bans were put into place across Canada, the pesticide industry has been on the defence. Represented by trade association CropLife Canada, the public relations strategies used by the industry were front and centre at the association's September 2007 conference in Saskatoon, which Deconstructing Dinner host Jon Steinman attended.

But how is the media presenting those messages?

In this multi-part series, Deconstructing Dinner explores the messages coming from industry and Canada's regulatory bodies; it examines research on the pesticide and cancer connections; it digs deep into the care that agricultural migrant workers receive when working within our borders; and it challenges one of the most frequently used arguments -- "Without pesticides, the world would go hungry!"

Past Broadcasts

2009
April 30 - "A Primer on Pesticide Propaganda II"
Lorne Hepworth, Richard Wiles, M. Jahi Chappell, Arzeena Hamir, Ben West, Harold Steves, Marian Stypa, Robert Wright, Samuel Epstein

2008
February 21 - "A Primer on Pesticide Propaganda I"
Donna Houghton, Robert Wright, Nancy Tout, Marian Stypa, Lorne Hepworth


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