have you ever heard of a conventional grower not being able to sell his
crop because of what an organic grower did or a conventional grower that
was forced to give up land because of how other farmers . growing food
close to him?
yet it is the organic grower that has to give up buffer zones and yet the
USDA says organic food is not safer.
I don't agree with that at all.
>Date: Mon, 1 Jun 1998 10:21:29 +1000
>From: "April Sampson-Kelly" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>To: "Permaculture Mailing List" <email@example.com>,
> "Permaculture Journal" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: FW: help needed urgently on toxins and poultry please
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>Sent: Friday, 29 May 1998 13:27
>To: April Sampson-Kelly
>Subject: Re: help needed urgently on toxins and poultry please
>NEWS RELEASE DATED MATERIAL
>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
>Organic Peacock Farmer devastated after having his lawsuit of pesticide
>drift dismissed rendering the Pesticide Act of Iowa invalid and void.
>Dennis Fett, owner and founder of the Peacock Information Center,
>www.peacockinformation.com, of Minden, Iowa was devastated today after
>learning from his Attorney, Mr. Phil Willson of Council Bluffs, Iowa of the
>courtıs decision by Judge Connolly of the Iowa District Court of
>Pottawattamie County (case #70937, Fett vs. Koch Agri Services) denying Fett
>from recovering thousands of dollars of damage after the State of Iowa
>Pesticide laboratory found conclusive evidence of 2,4-D in apple and tomato
>vegetation on his 4 acre truck garden and peacock farm.
>The ruling by Judge Connolly renders the Pesticide Act Of Iowa codes invalid
>and void. This decision also sends a message to applicators of pesticides
>that even if the state of Iowa gives a citation for pesticide misuse such as
>drifting of pesticides onto a non-targeted area, as in Fettıs case, an
>individual will not be allowed to recover damages caused by said violation.
>Fett addressed lawmakers in Des Moines, Iowa in January 1998 with his
>concern prior to this decision to the Agricultural Subcommittee at the
>State Legislature in hopes in changing laws allowing damaged parties to
>recoup damages if an action/warning by the State Department of Agriculture
>and Land Stewardship of Iowa is issued.
>Further devastating to Fett, after directing his attorney to appeal the
>decision, Attorney Willson refused and advised him to seek another
>attorney if he wished to appeal.
>Because of nearly $300,000.00 worth of damage to peacocks, trees,
>vegetation, garden, flowers, and court and attorney fees, Fett is unable to
>meet his financial needs. Fett hopes to find an attorney to represent him
>in his appeal before the appeal deadline date of June 25, 1998 and is
>asking for any help or advise that anyone could give.
>MEDIA CONTACT: DENNIS FETT, PEACOCK INFORMATION CENTER, MINDEN, IOWA.
>51553 712-483-2473 FAX 712-483-2155
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