POISONOUS PESTICIDE SPRAYING TO CONTINUE IN CENTRAL PARK
Posted Oct 04 2009 11:11pm
Ray Salomone, Personal Trainer and Wellness Activist
The poisonings continue. Despite overwhelming evidence that the pesticides being used (Glyphosate is the active ingredient) are known neurotoxins and carcinogens and are shown to cause miscarriages and birth defects, the senior management of Central Park flatly refuses to stop the spraying. Hiding behind the local law, instead of facing the ethical and moral consequences of his actions, Neil Calvanese, the VP of Operations forCentral Parktold me that the pesticide spraying:
Will continue to be part of our arsenal.
Considering myU.S.Army background in nuclear, biological and chemical weaponry, I found the use of the word arsenal to be especially aggravating.
Mr. Calvanese also refused my request to appear in front of theCentral ParkConservancy Board citing the fact that it was a private organization and that no one had ever done that before. Two pretty weak answers.My target date to have pesticide spraying banned in and around NYC parks and schools isSeptember 15 th, 2010, one year to the day that I began this fight. Until I win, the poisonings continue.
Ray Salomone Personal Trainer and Wellness Activist