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Under pressure to restrict the use of neonicotinoid pesticides, the Quebec government is developing initiatives to stop the decline of bees and other pollinators, according to weekly agricultural newspaper La Terre de chez nous. The Ministry of Sustainable Development, the Environment and the Fight against Climate Change is to revise pesticide requirements and set further...
In November, the Ontario government became the first in North America to announce plans to reduce the use of neonicotinoids ("neonics"), a pesticide that has been linked to bee deaths.
Actualité - 29 November 2014 - Tag : Advocacy, Neonicotinoid, Pesticides
Chances are that if you've followed the news this summer, you've heard about neonics, AKA bee-killing pesticides. These pesticides have been banned temporarily for some uses in Europe, but are still widely used in Canada for agricultural purposes, especially on corn. Did you know that neonics can also be found in products intended for use on your lawn, in particular to treat...
Actualité - 30 July 2014 - Tag : Changing the world, Neonicotinoid, One step at a time
Landmark review by independent scientists bolsters the case for a ban OTTAWA, June 25, 2014 — In light of a comprehensive review of the effects of neonicotinoid pesticides (“neonics”), environmental groups have renewed their call for federal and provincial governments to end the use of this class of chemicals in Canada.
Communiqué - 25 June 2014 - Tag : Advocacy, Dangers of pesticides, Neonicotinoid, Pesticides, Pesticides-free
Montreal, September 24, 2013 — Environmental groups want federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose to reconsider Health Canada’s decision to reapprove a pesticide — severely restricted in Europe — for use on fruits, potatoes and turf, and linked to massive bee die-offs in Canada.
Communiqué - 24 September 2013 - Tag : Advocacy, Bee die-offs, Clothianidin, Food production, Neonicotinoid, Pesticides, Pollinators