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  Widespread use of world’s most extensively sold pesticide will continue in Canada, despite international concerns about health and ecological risks   Ottawa - April 28, 2017 — Health Canada has dismissed credible evidence in its re-evaluation of the world’s most extensively-used pesticide, glyphosate, in today’s decision to continue its...
Communiqué - 28 April 2017 - Tag : Advocacy, GMOs, Pesticides
Ottawa, march 31, 2017 - In a decision released today, Health Canada approved atrazine for continued use in Canada, and launched a new special review to assess environmental and health risks ignored in the first review. Environmental and health groups are deeply concerned that another extended delay leaves Canadians exposed to the risks of this pesticide.
Communiqué - 31 March 2017 - Tag : Advocacy, Pesticides
Blog entry by Karen Ross, Ph.D. Project Manager - Pesticides and Toxic Substances at Équiterre and Muhannad Malas, Program Manager - Toxics at Environmental Defence.
Actualité - 21 March 2017 - Tag : Pesticides, Petition, Public Intervention
Toronto, March 14, 2017 - Drinking water testing, commissioned by Environmental Defence and Équiterre found levels of atrazine, a harmful pesticide linked to hormone disruption in humans, fish and frogs, in Montreal and Toronto’s public distribution systems. Atrazine was found in concentrations above the European safety level, which underlines the need for the federal...
Communiqué - 13 March 2017 - Tag : Advocacy, Dangers of pesticides, Pesticides
Blog entry by Karen Ross, Ph.D. Project Manager - Pesticides and Toxic Substances at Équiterre. “Go to the agrochemical company’s website,” said an organic farmer presenting at a pesticide conference hosted at UQAM last Friday, at which Équiterre made a presentation about our ongoing work on pesticide legislative reform in Québec.
Actualité - 20 February 2017 - Tag : Pesticides, Pesticides, UQAM
                ATRAZINE IS A PESTICIDE USED EXTENSIVELY IN CORN PRODUCTION, BUT ITS WIDESPREAD USE IS DISCONCERTING. IT’S KNOWN TO CHANGE THE GENDER OF FROGS AND HARM AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS, AND IT HAS BEEN LINKED TO BIRTH DEFECTS, REPRODUCTIVE PROBLEMS AND CANCER IN HUMANS. The Health Canada agency responsible for evaluating...
Actualité - 15 February 2017 - Tag : Pesticides, Pesticides
To support the largest scientific literature review ever conducted by a group of independent scientists on neonicotinoid pesticides (neonics), harmul notably to bees and could be for humans too, in 2015 we sent over 37,000 letters to the Quebec government and 90,000 to the federal government calling on them to stand with science and ban the sale and use of neonics. The...
Actualité - 13 February 2017 - Tag : David Suzuki, Neonicotinoid, Pesticides, Pesticides, Petition
For months Équiterre has been calling on the federal government, which is considering the reregistration of atrazine, to ban this dangerous pesticide that has already been banned in Europe for over a decade, but is still used in Canada.
Actualité - 1 February 2017 - Tag : atrazine, Pesticides, Pesticides
You probably know that bees across North America are in crisis. A big part of the problem are a group of pesticides known as neonics (short for neonicotinoids). Fortunately, government regulators are taking action – in Ontario with stricter rules for neonicuse and federally with a recent verdict by Health Canada.
Actualité - 23 January 2017 - Tag : Neonicotinoid, Pesticides, Pesticides
For months Équiterre has been calling on the federal government, which is considering the reregistration of atrazine, to ban this dangerous pesticide that has been banned in Europe for over a decade, but is still used in Canada. Thanks to committed supporters like you, nearly 35,000 people have signed the petition. Federal officials will be making a decision by the end of...
Actualité - 13 December 2016 - Tag : atrazine, Organization, Pesticides, Petition