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Government of Canada’s refusal to review pesticides already banned in Europe is unlawful, groups say   Montreal, QC, August 27, 2013 — Environmental groups are suing the Government of Canada for its refusal to protect Canadians from harmful pesticides already banned for use in other countries.
Communiqué - 26 août 2013 - Tag : Dangers of pesticides, Pesticides, Pesticides Management Code
Every morning at 5:30 Chef David arrives for work at the CPE Le Petit Réseau, a daycare on the second floor of the Maison du développement durable in Montreal. His job is to feed 77 preschoolers, but also to help them discover local and organic fruits and vegetables. CPE Le Petit Réseau has been a partner of the Du Coq à l'Âne farm since 2012. This farm is in Bury in the...
Actualité - 4 juin 2013 - Tag : Organic agriculture, Organization, Pesticides
Quebec adopted a food sovereignty policy this May. This is good news for all Quebecers. Here are some of the highlights that got us really excited here at Equiterre:
Actualité - 4 juin 2013 - Tag : Advocacy, Buying local, Pesticides
Dr. Margaret Sanborn, coauthor of a literature review on the effects of pesticides on human health published last June by the Ontario College of Family Physicians, was in Montreal earlier this month to explain her findings, on the invitation of the Quebec College of Family Physicians (QCFP), the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE) and Equiterre. The...
Actualité - 18 février 2013 - Tag : Advocacy, Pesticides, Pesticides Management Code
This week, Ecojustice wrote to health minister Leona Aglukkaq on behalf of the David Suzuki Foundation and Equiterre to ask for a special review, under section 17 of the Pest Control Products Act, of the registration of pest control products containing one or more of 30 active ingredients.
Actualité - 17 octobre 2012 - Tag : Ecological horticulture, Pesticides
Quebec-based entomologist Madeleine Chagnon, together with her UQAM colleagues, has shown that bees are adversely affected by the chemicals used in seed coating, particularly neonicotinoid insecticides. While this result has been demonstrated elsewhere in the world in laboratory conditions, over the course of this three year study, free-roaming bees in the wild have been shown...
Actualité - 18 octobre 2011 - Tag : Advocacy, Food security, Organic baskets, Pesticides
Do you sometimes eat organic, sometimes not? Although it's better to eat conventionally grown fruit and vegetables than no fruit and vegetables at all, there are still some choices that you can make to limit your exposure to toxic pesticide residue.  To help shoppers prioritize when to buy organic, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has updated its lists of...
A new study from University California Berkeley links prenatal pesticide exposure with slight cognitive deficits in school-age children. The researchers – including one from Ste-Justine Hospital in Montreal – found that children whose mothers had had the highest level of pesticide concentrations in their urine during pregnancy scored on average 7 points lower on IQ...
An independent study from Sherbrooke, QC demonstrates for the first time the presence of pesticides from GMOs in the blood of women, including pregnant women and their fetuses. Toxins – even at a low concentration – can have a long-term effect.