• Learn About Colony Collapse Disorder and How to Protect Bees
  • Learn to Keep Insects Out of your Crops
  • Driving Near Recently Sprayed Fields Exposes People to Pesticides
  • LIving Near Fields Increases Pesticide Exposure
  • Learn To Manage Weeds Without Chemical Pesticides
  • Learn to Manage Pests Naturally
  • Learn About Pesticides in Foods
  • Grow a Lush Garden Organically
  • SNAP Tour of Organic Vegetable Garden
  • Link to SK Organic Resources

Archives for 2016

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Organic Connections Conference and Trade Show

Nov 3-5, 2016, Conexus Art Centre, Regina

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Organic Connections Conference and Trade Show 

Organic Resilience in a Time of Change

Nov 3-5, 2016, Conexus Art Centre, Regina

link to Conference program and Soil and weed workshop

Friday, September 23, 2016

EPA Proposes that Glyphosate (Roundup) Does Not Cause Cancer

EPA Proposes that Glyphosate (Roundup) Does Not Cause Cancer

(Beyond Pesticides, September 21, 2016)

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has reached the same conclusion in 2015, 'However, EFSA’s report is limited in that it reviewed glyphosate alone, unlike IARC, which reviewed glyphosate and its formulated products (Roundup) which are more relevant for evaluating risks to human health.' The EPA's new position is contrary to its previous position.

'The issue paper was released in preparation for the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) meeting, October 18-21, which convenes to review EPA’s evaluation of the carcinogenic potential of glyphosate.'

EPA’s selection of advisory board members and past FIFRA SAP nominees have been criticized because of conflicts of interest, but it is not known how this particular panel will react to EPA’s proposal.(links in link above)

We encourage you to submit written comments for the FIFRA SAP to review and consider during their meeting. How to information in the link to the article.