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Herbicide kills farmer
4BC Drive: Howard Reck was a longtime farmer who lived on the Darling Downs, much loved by family friends who described him as a "gentle giant". Tragically, Howard died after being sprayed by a highly toxic weedkiller, paraquat.
Channel Nine Cameraman Peter Collins was at the scene as Mr Reck was being treated and joins Gary Hardgrave.
The unfortunate death of Howard Reck is a wake up call to us all.
The regulation of Herbicides is multi juristictional with the purpose of deflecting accountability to ensure that the Government does what it wants.
What the Government wants is for workers to take risks with extremely poisonous agents to produce increased yields at low cost.
The real costs however are passed on to the workers and the community through, exposure, consumption of chemically laced food.
The Government has no real intention of regulating the Use of Chemicals in Australia. The APVMA is totally corrupt and useless, which i can proove. Biosecurity Queensland is equally as pathetic and bypass all liability on to the user and Local Councils.
The Laws that by and the Politicians would tell you the whole issue is tightly regulated and Risk Assessed, however this is not the case unfortunately.
It is expected that Thousands of Queensland will suffer disease and un-consentual loss of life as a result of the failures of the 3 levels of Government in regulating Herbicides.The Government know this fact and this is why they are so quite and lead us all to believe they have a got a handle n the issue.Adam Presnell Tuesday 20 November, 2012 - 6:58 AM
Thank you Peter and Gary. Howard Reck was my brother and we will miss him dearly. His extended family ( mother, two brothers, two sisters plus in-laws, nieces and nephrews) appreciated the compassionate way you presented the story regarding Howard's tragic accident with Paraquat. I have watched my brothers for many years struggle yet passionately work the farm that was originally our grandfathers, then our fathers and then of course theirs. You are correct in your assessment that I don't believe any of us understand what farmers go through and then sometimes just to watch their crops be ploughed under. I don't have a contact for Phil Wilmington but I was also grateful to him as well. If you have contact with him please also pass on our thanks. Howard's character was larger than life and will be sorely missed. I am also having difficulty with the concept that it is so freely available to anyone whether skilled in its use or not. (Even China!! banned it). Hopefully investigation into its availability will be questioned to prevent further tragedies.Gillian Dargusch Saturday 17 November, 2012 - 8:53 PM