A leaked report from Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) will make banning bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides a lot easier.
An economic analysis of the use of neonicotinoids on soy and corn crops shows a very tiny benefit to a very few farmers. Corn growers in some... Read More
Ecosystems, Wildlife & Biodiversity, Environment & Climate
You may have seen the Globe and Mail story on RCMP intelligence reports suggesting Sierra (along with Greenpeace and Tides Canada) are contemplating unlawful activity around petroleum infrastructure. As John Bennett, Sierra Club Canada’s Executive Director, states, “I’m pretty sure... Read More
Environment & Climate
Government members of the Federal Standing Committee on Health are using their majority to force a very quick review of the Pest Control Products Act (the law that governs the licensing of pesticides in Canada). But why the big rush? To get it over with quickly before the public knows... Read More
Ecosystems, Wildlife & Biodiversity
Flupyradifurone is a new neonicotinoid pesticide from Bayer. That’s right, another one!
Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) explained that:
“Flupyradifurone may pose a risk to bees, non-target beneficial arthropods, and freshwater and saltwater... Read More
Agriculture & Food, Ecosystems, Wildlife & Biodiversity