No matter how you feel about Ontario’s proposal to restrict use of neonicotinoid insecticides on corn and soybean crops, we can all agree: bees matter.
The global campaign to ban neonicotinoid pesticides just took a big step forward in Ontario.
Putting bees and ecosystem functioning at risk endangers us all. It’s time to find a better way.
It’s the government’s duty to protect us from potentially harmful chemicals. With neonics, the science is clear.
Conservation groups had to sue Canada’s Minister of Health to secure reviews of pesticides already banned in Europe.
We need to get a handle on the toxic chemicals we use to grow food. If our practices kill insects and birds that make it possible to grow crops, we’re defeating their purpose and putting ourselves and the rest of nature at risk.
Food, Inc., the acclaimed documentary, reveals shocking truths about the U.S. food industry, where the food supply is controlled by a few powerful corporations. Why should this matter to Canadians? Profit is often a higher priority to consumer health and Canada is a major importer of American goods — including food. Pesticides, factory farms, and…
Here’s your weekly Science Matters column from the David Suzuki Foundation: March 19, 2009 – The discovery by Swiss chemist Paul Mueller in 1939 that DDT kills insect “pests” was hailed as a breakthrough. Dr. Mueller went on to win a Nobel Prize in 1948 for his work, and DDT became the most widely used…
Media release from the David Suzuki Foundation: Ontario has set a new standard for protecting citizens and the environment against harmful lawn and garden pesticides. Hundreds of toxic chemicals will be pulled off store shelves by this spring thanks to regulations announced today under the Cosmetic Pesticide Act. “We congratulate the Ontario government for raising the…
Rural PEI is an unlikely hotbed of rare cancers, and one doctor has made it his mission to raise awareness about the potential health hazard posed by pesticides used on the region’s potato farms.