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Dear IAQA members and AmIAQ certificate holders:
AmIAQ has recently decided to publish the examination reference sources, including exact page numbers, on its website beginning on June 1, 2007. This will make it very easy for new certificate candidates to pass the certification exams without having to fully study and learn the material. This action will greatly diminish the value of AmIAQ certifications, and it has clearly broken the spirit of unification agreement.
The differences between the organizational philosophies between IAQA and AmIAQ have finally surfaced. IAQA is a member-based organization with a democratically elected Board of Directors. However, AmIAQ and IESO are not. Due to their structural differences, the goals of these three organizations' leaders may or may not have been aligned with the best interests of the members after the unification.
Instead of constantly fighting over these differences, it is important for IAQA members and AmIAQ certificate holders to act now in order to ensure that all three organizations operate on behalf of the members and certificate holders.
Industrial farming (also know as "agribusiness") is an agricultural method used to mass-produce crops. But instead of feeding the hungry world, these corporations cause more starvation. They compete against smaller farms and force the farmers out of business, which means they can no longer feed their local community or even themselves.
Agribusinesses use millions of pounds of pesticides annually, which then pollute water sources, injure humans, kill aquatic life, and damage topsoil.
When you buy wheat products at the grocery store, do you think about where it came from? Neither did I - at least until I did some research. Most of the produce we buy is grown on industrial farms, a farming method where only one crop is grown over hundreds of acres of land (causing depletion of soil nutrients and decreased biodiversity). Industrial farms use 70% of potable water consumed, but also pollute other water sources. A branch of industrial farming is called "factory farming" where animals are kept in confinement. When pigs bite each other's tails because they've "gone mad" from not being able to perform natural behaviors, they have their tails cut off- without anesthetics. When disease is found among a few chickens on an industrial farm, they chuck all of them into a chipper. It grinds them up while they are still alive. Please examine the pictures of the confined pigs and the sow who is feeding her piglets but who cannot move at all. Should animals be treated this way?
This petition is for Canadians who want to see our country switch to clean engery sources. So that we will not use sources that pollute or destroy our natural resources.
So if you care about Canada and its future well being please spread the word of this petition. And put pressure on the Canadian government to switch to "clean energy".