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2016 Dover Curbside Weed Control

Despite much communication and resource sharing over the past year, the city of Dover will once again be having contractors spray herbicides along the curb lines of our downtown area streets. At least four times this season, usually around the … Continue reading

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Greenwashing

While many people choose to handle lawn care on their own, for others it makes sense to hire a company to do the job. Or perhaps you have a large pest problem and you’ll need to hire a pest management … Continue reading

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Council Workshop With Beyond Pesticides

On Wednesday, September 2nd the Dover city council held a workshop meeting devoted in part to a presentation and discussion with Chip Osborne and Jay Feldman from Beyond Pesticides. This marks the end of our petition and the beginning of … Continue reading

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Are Conventional Pesticides Safe?

We are told that pesticides are regulated and scientifically tested. What does this really mean? Are Pesticides Rigorously Tested For Safety?* Chemical Testing According to the U.S. President’s Cancer Panel: “Only a few hundred of the more than 80,000 chemicals … Continue reading

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Local Retailer Phasing Out Toxic Pesticides

Having been informed about the good things going on at Eldredge Lumber by a Non-Toxic Dover, NH facebook group member, I took the time to get in touch with them to find out more. I spoke to John Bochert at … Continue reading

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The Precautionary Principle and Pesticides

Back in 1998, the attendees of the Wingspread Conference (scientists, philosophers, lawyers and environmental activists) created a consensus statement known as the Precautionary Principle*. Let’s take a look at some highlights. ‘We believe existing environmental regulations and other decisions, particularly … Continue reading

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Five Myths of Safe Pesticides

Today’s post comes from an article at the Organic Consumers Association. It’s a rundown of some of the myths we commonly hear about pesticides by André Leu, author of the new book, The Myths of Safe Pesticides. 1.    The ‘Rigorously … Continue reading

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