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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

national petition to ban glyphosate in Canada

until January 13, 2022

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An official, national petition to ban glyphosate in Canada was launched last week. It goes for 120 days until January 13. Please sign and share big time!

click on "sign the petition" at the bottom

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Pesticide survey by the City of Regina

Pesticide survey by the City of Regina

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Pesticide Use in the City

Pesticide survey by the City of Regina

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

SNAP Action Regina

March 10th, 2022 deadline for registering to speak to the motion on cosmetic pesticides

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SNAP Action Regina: March 10th, 2022 noon deadline for registering to speak to the motion on cosmetic pesticides 

Following is the letter from Counselor Stadnichuk as well as the motion she is presenting to City Council regarding cosmetic pesticides. 

from Regina City Councillor Cheryl Stadnichuk
hello everyone,
I want to update you on the status of my motion on cosmetic pesticides Stadnichuk'. I spoke to key city staff about the motion and with other Councillors who support the motion (Stevens, Leblanc, Findura). Shanon Zachidniak is also supporting the motion and the Clerk will add her name before it is put on the agenda. We need 6 Councillors to vote in favour for it to pass. I think Bob Hawkins, Jason Mancinelli and possibly the Mayor may support it.
I revised the motion and will introduce it at our City Council meeting on March 2nd, and it will be debated at the following Council meeting on March 16. 
On March 16 you (and hopefully other supporters) can speak to Council. Council starts at 1 pm and the motion will be towards the end of the meeting. The deadline to let the Clerk's Office know that you want to speak to the motion is March 10th Thursday at noon. Information on how to do that is here: City of Regina | City Council & Committee Meetings
If for someone reason you cannot speak on the 16th, you can submit something in writing and it will be part of the official public record.
Process coming from motion:
In my discussions with city staff, we talked about how best to proceed. The staff felt that it was premature to ask for a bylaw and that public consultation would be important step.. Therefore I amended the motion to call for a report from the city administration and for the city to do public consultation. This gives us the opportunity to build some public support before the report comes back to Council in Quarter 4 (around October). The report will outline what actions the city administration will recommend to Council, including a bylaw. 
I don't know if you want to hold another zoom call or if we want to talk about doing some kind of public educational event. Last time we spoke there was interest in having someone write letters to the editor or opinion pieces. One news story coming up is Nature Regina's announcement that Regina has been accepted as a Bird-Friendly City. One of the requirements in that status is to work on dangers to birds, including banning cosmetic pesticides. 

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Tell FAO to stop the #ToxicAlliance with CropLife!

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Tell FAO to stop the #ToxicAlliance with CropLife!

International campaign by PAN. Please consider signing.

"This collaboration with CropLife, an association of corporations which produce and promote dangerous pesticides, directly undermines FAO’s priority of minimizing the harms of chemical pesticide use worldwide."

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Organic Research Specialist position open

deadline for application 21 July 2021

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Position open at the Swift Current Ag Canada Research station
Organic Research Specialist deadline for application 21 July 2021

Thursday, April 22, 2021

petition on change.org

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Take Action: What’s In the Bottle, Bag, or Box Is Not Tested Fully for Adverse Effects

Most formulations not tested.

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Take Action: What’s In the Bottle, Bag, or Box Is Not Tested Fully for Adverse Effects  (Beyond Pesticides, March 17, 2019)

Forget about single-pesticide issues: this affects every single one of them. EPA is allowing massive data gaps to persist for each and every pesticide product it registers by conducting the bulk of its health and environmental risk assessments using active ingredients alone. With its current practices, EPA is failing its federal mandate to protect public health and the environment and misleading the public about what is “safe.”

'Based on EPA’s current policies, the agency does not require any testing on the health effects of pesticide products, as commonly applied, in the areas of chronic toxicity, carcinogenicity, mutagenicity, developmental and reproductive toxicity, or subchronic oral toxicity, inhalation toxicity, and neurotoxicity. Nor does it require any testing on the effect of whole pesticide products on avian oral toxicity, avian dietary toxicity, avian reproduction, freshwater aquatic invertebrate life cycle, freshwater fish early-life stage, or honey bee acute contact toxicity.'

'To put it another way: EPA has no idea whether the pesticide products it registers and claims pose an “acceptable risk” could cause cancer, chronic disease, developmental delays, or infertility. EPA has no idea whether the pesticide products it registers could harm or kill birds, fish, aquatic invertebrates, or honey bees. These data gaps are alarming and unacceptable, and a misinterpretation of the law.'

SNAP Comment: Same is done in Canada. more info under Inert ingredients (called formulants in Canada)/Canada including updated links to the PMRA web site links on formulants.

filed under Inerts/Formulants

Friday, January 18, 2019

Petition. Please sign.

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Health Canada: glyphosate isn't safe just because Monsanto says so (SumofUs petition to Health Canada, January 2019)

Update January 13 2019: Health Canada just announced that it thinks that Monsanto's toxic glyphosate is perfectly safe. Now, more than ever, we need to pile on the pressure to have the registration reviewed.

Please sign.

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Petition: Stop spraying BC forests with herbicide to kill trees like poplar that wildlife need

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Petition: Stop spraying BC forests with herbicide to kill trees like poplar that wildlife need
I signed it because spraying essentially turns forests into plantations with their loss of habitat and diversity. I also signed because it is now getting clearer that aspen groves act as fire breaks and I have breathed enough smoke form BC fires this year to last me a lifetime!
Please consider signing.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Stop the University of Saskatchewan Monsanto Cover-up!

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To: University of Saskatchewan Chancellor, The Honourable Roy Romanow
Stop the University of Saskatchewan Monsanto Cover-up!

"When we made a request for review to Saskatchewan’s Information and Privacy Commissioner, it was his determination that most of the redactions were unlawful, and he recommended that the University should lift most of the redactions to make the transcript more publicly accessible. The University’s refusal to comply has impelled us to begin costly legal proceedings paid with personal funds, which the University has strenuously resisted, using its much greater (public!) resources. A judicial review in Court of Queen’s Bench is pending."