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Karen Ross comes to Équiterre with interests in sustainable agriculture, food security, and women’s empowerment both at home and abroad. Karen has a Ph.D. from Western University from the Department of Geography, with a focus on agriculture, the impacts of international political economics on rural development, and the potential of Organics and Fair Trade networks.
Employé, Conférencier ou Membre honoraire - 19 June 2018 - Tag : Pesticides, Social choice
*** Due to recent developments at approximately 12 p.m. ET today, this media release has been updated. *** House of Commons committee to open hearings on neonic pesticide with industry-biased panel 11th-hour invitation to testify issued to coalition of NGOs pressing government to proceed with proposed phase-out to protect biodiversity and long-term food security
Communiqué - 6 March 2017 - Tag : Dangers of pesticides, Neonicotinoid, 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
The federal decision to declare triclosan toxic, but not to match the U.S. ban, could make Canada a potential dumping ground and leave Canadians exposed to the endocrine-disrupting chemical. The federal government plans to add triclosan to the list of toxic substances under Canadian law, but without matching U.S controls on the substance.
Actualité - 30 January 2017 - Tag : Pesticides, Toxic substances, Triclosan
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
Équiterre is Quebec’s most important and influential environmental organization. With 130,000 followers, 20,000 members, 200 volunteers and a staff of 40, the non-profit presently has offices in Montreal, Quebec City and Ottawa. The dedication and enthusiasm of the staff and volunteers make Équiterre a pleasant and stimulating workplace, which encourages autonomy,...
Emploi Stage Bénévolat Appel - 19 October 2016 - Tag : Internship Offer, Pesticides
Équiterre is launching a petition to ban atrazine, a synthetic herbicide banned in Europe over a decade ago, but still used and approved in Canada despite its many harmful effects on living organisms and the environment.
Actualité - 15 March 2016 - Tag : Pesticides, Pesticides