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Spring has sprung, along with the first delectable flowers of the season. As proud Canadian bees, we are getting busy with the job at wing: gathering nectar and pollinating plant species. But for years now, our frenzied dance has brought us into contact with the poisons that you humans use to coat your seeds or spray your fields. The name of this poison is neonicotinoids, but...
Actualité - 18 May 2018 - Tag : Advocacy, Neonicotinoid, Pesticides
Nearly half a million concerned citizens call for immediate ban on bee-killing neonic pesticides in Canada  Call for swift action comes as government’s public consultation on neonics ban wraps 
Communiqué - 20 November 2018 - Tag : Advocacy, Neonicotinoid, Pesticides
A recent review of the “Monsanto Papers” initiated by Équiterre and conducted by health and environmental protection groups reveals that research manipulated by Monsanto in order to downplay the cancer risk of its controversial pesticide glyphosate was used in the re-evaluation of glyphosate in 2017 in Canada, leading to the decision to extend its registration for...
Actualité - 9 November 2018 - Tag : Advocacy, glyphosate, Pesticides
Glyphosate: Monsanto manipulated science Équiterre calls for withdrawal of glyphosate’s approval in Canada and an independent review
Communiqué - 8 November 2018 - Tag : Advocacy, glyphosate, Pesticides
Dear Minister: An ​American judge ruled last week that some of Canada’s top-selling pesticides contributed to an American citizen’s cancer, and that Monsanto knowingly covered up the risks. It was only last year that you said that the active ingredient in these pesticides - glyphosate - did not pose any unacceptable risks to Canadians. Surely, this ​court case...
Actualité - 27 August 2018 - Tag : Advocacy, glyphosate, Pesticides
Environmental groups say immediate action needed -  ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE, ÉQUITERRE and DAVID SUZUKI FOUNDATION Ottawa, August 15, 2018 —  Canada’s proposed decision to ban two major neonicotinoid (“neonic”) insecticides is a significant step towards safeguarding bees, pollinators and other important insects.
Communiqué - 15 August 2018 - Tag : Advocacy, Neonicotinoid, Pesticides
When I was a child, doctors used to smoke in hospitals—in front of patients! And my friends used to smoke in lectures at university! Tobacco companies have known for a long time that cigarettes are bad for our health, but they funded studies saying the opposite and discredited independent studies that suggested tobacco was a concern. And our governments trusted their...
Actualité - 29 March 2018 - Tag : Advocacy, Pesticides
An unprecedented crisis is shaking the world of agriculture and public agricultural research. Équiterre has been fighting this situation for years. It has to stop!
Actualité - 15 March 2018 - Tag : Advocacy, Agriculture, MAPAQ, Pesticides
Équiterre and the David Suzuki Foundation hail today’s announcement by the Ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques (MDDELCC) as a significant step forward in regulating pesticides and for the health of people, pollinators and the environment.
Actualité - 19 February 2018 - Tag : Advocacy, Pesticides
  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