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Did you know that your corn may have been sprayed with atrazine, a pesticide that has been linked to sterility in frogs and could affect your health? Atrazine is a synthetic herbicide that is among the most widely used pesticides in Quebec, mainly for weed control in corn farming, and which is found in 98% of the samples taken from rivers in our corn-growing areas. This...
Actualité - 15 septembre 2015 - Tag : Dangers of pesticides, Pesticides, Public interventions
Montreal, September 11, 2015 – Équiterre launched a petition today calling on the government of Quebec to ban the sale and use of atrazine, a synthetic herbicide that is among the most widely used pesticides in Quebec and which has a range of impacts on living organisms. According to the latest report on pesticide sales in Quebec (2012), atrazine is the...
Communiqué - 11 septembre 2015 - Tag : Pesticides, Pesticides
36,000 Quebecers call on the quebec government to ban neonicotinoid pesticides now Montreal, June 17, 2015 – Équiterre and the David Suzuki Foundation today presented the Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and the Fight against Climate Change with letters from 36,000 Quebecers calling on him to ban the sale and use of neonicotinoid pesticides (neonics).
Communiqué - 17 juin 2015 - Tag : bees, Food, Neonicotinoid, Pesticides
Organizations—including Équiterre—that are fighting against neonicotinoids (neonics), the most widely used class of insecticide in the world, are finally gaining ground and can count on our decision-makers to act on this public health and environmental issue.
Actualité - 15 juin 2015 - Tag : Advocacy, Neonicotinoid, Pesticides
On May 29th, the Day of the Honey Bee in Quebec, Équiterre, in collaboration with the David Suzuki Foundation, hosted a public talk presenting the results of the most important literature review on the impacts of neonicotinoïd pesticides, that kill pollinators. The comprehensive assessment of more than 1,000 peer-reviewed reports was conducted by the international Task Force...
Actualité - 1 juin 2015 - Tag : Advocacy, Neonicotinoid, Pesticides
MONTREAL, May 29, 2015 — Neonicotinoid pesticides harm a large number of non-target organisms including bees and other pollinators, according to a comprehensive review of more than 1,000 peer-reviewed reports conducted by the international Task Force on Systemic Pesticides.
Communiqué - 29 mai 2015 - Tag : Advocacy, Call to action, Neonicotinoid, Pesticides
Equiterre, in collaboration with the David Suzuki Foundation, host a conference presenting the most important literature review on the impacts of neonicotinoïd pesticide. This literature review has been conducted by the Task Force on Systemic Pesticides, an international group of 50 independent scientist who has reviewed over 1,120 studies on this kee-killing class of...
Équiterre would like to set a challenge. Help us reach our goal of 35,000 signatures for the call for action It’s time to ban bee-killing pesticides! by the end of June! The signatures—24,000 so far—will then be sent to the Quebec Department of Sustainable Development, the Environment and the Fight Against Climate Change.
Actualité - 14 mai 2015 - Tag : bees, Ecological horticulture, Participate, Pesticides
Équiterre and the David Suzuki Foundation, in collaboration with New York artist Zina Saunders, would like to present Life Without Bees. This short film shows the importance of bees in food production and the negative impact of neonicotinoid pesticides (neonics) on the health of these important pollinators. It also urges you to act by signing the call for action It’s...
Actualité - 31 mars 2015 - Tag : Action, bees, Neonicotinoid, Pesticides, Public Intervention
CLOSE TO 50,000 COMMENTS SUBMITTED DURING PUBLIC CONSULTATION PROCESS TORONTO, March 5, 2015 – Ontario’s proposal to restrict bee-killing pesticides received an overwhelmingly positive response from the public. Close to 50,000 comments were submitted during the official consultation on Ontario’s pollinator health proposal last month. Approximately 97 per...