• Learn to Manage Pests Naturally
  • Learn About Colony Collapse Disorder and How to Protect Bees
  • Weeds Can Be Managed Without Chemical Pesticides
  • Link to SK Organic Resources
  • SNAP Display at Event
  • Learn About Pesticides in Foods
  • SNAP Tour of Organic Vegetable Garden
  • Learn to Keep Insects Out of your Crops
  • Learn To Manage Weeds Without Chemical Pesticides
  • Grow a Lush Garden Organically

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Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Sustainable Agriculture Strategy consultation

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, open until March 31, 2023.

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We offer this example to inspire ambitious vision and goals for a Sustainable Agriculture Strategy consultation by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, open until March 31, 2023.

We DO NOT AGREE that:

… pesticides should, “play an essential role in Canada helping to maintain domestic and global food production …”

For arguments on real sustainable agriculture see 

Sustainable Agriculture Strategy – Ambitious success, from the Guelph Organic Conference   (Prevent Cancer Now, 17 March, 2023)

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Take Action: EPA Challenged for Not Assessing Claimed Pesticide “Benefits,” Opens Public Comment Period

submit comments by January 22, 2024

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Take Action: EPA Challenged for Not Assessing Claimed Pesticide “Benefits,” Opens Public Comment Period

(Beyond Pesticides, January 16, 2024) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has long been criticized for its failure to evaluate the effectiveness (or efficacy) of all the pesticides it registers. A petition, for which there is now an open public comment period (submit comments by January 22, 2024), challenges what advocates call a basic failure of the agency to evaluate the claimed benefits of pesticides. Because of this long-standing situation, those who purchase pesticides do not know that the pesticides they buy will meet expectations for control.

Tell EPA It Must Require Submission of Efficacy Data for All Pesticides   Due to updates to the Regulations website, we are now able to offer a click-and-submit form to the Regulations docket! Please fill out the form below to submit!

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Participate in focused consultation on FSC Lists of Highly Hazardous Pesticides

August 1st, 2023 to Sept 30, 2023

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Thursday, July 20, 2023

EU: ban the export of harmful chemicals

please sign the petition

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EU: ban the export of harmful chemicals

One of Europe’s best-selling pesticides, Paraquat, is so dangerous that just one sip can be lethal. Chronic exposure, even at low doses, can cause Parkinson’s disease.

It’s banned in Europe, but the company behind it, Syngenta, is exporting the deadly chemical to countries all over the world.

The European Union is exploring a ban of harmful chemical exports, and is accepting public comments for a few more days.

Please sign the petition

Saturday, May 27, 2023

Regina: Regulate the Non-essential (Cosmetic) Use of Pesticides (City of Regina, Saskatchewan CA, EX Public Report, EX23-37, Tabled May 3, 2023)

register to comment at executive committee by May 29th noon,

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Regulate the Non-essential (Cosmetic) Use of Pesticides (City of Regina, Saskatchewan CA,
EX Public Report, EX23-37, Tabled May 3, 2023)

If you want to speak to Executive Committee on the 31st,  you must contact the Clerk’s office by Monday noon with your name, contact information and a brief statement of what you will speak on. You will have five minutes to present and then Councillors may ask questions. The link below provides information on how to make a request to the Clerk’s office and what is required from you:  https://www.regina.ca/city-government/city-council/council-meetings/

and, the Report and appendices on Regulation of Non-essential (Cosmetic) Pesticides     http://reginask.iqm2.com/Citizens/Detail_LegiFile.aspx?Frame=&MeetingID=5819&MediaPosition=&ID=9498&CssClass=

Here is the link to the Supplemental report on City of Kelowna Pesticide Registry:     http://reginask.iqm2.com/Citizens/Detail_LegiFile.aspx?Frame=&MeetingID=5819&MediaPosition=&ID=9816&CssClass=

filed under action and bylaws/provincial/Saskatchewan

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Sustainable Agriculture Strategy Consultation

share your feedback online until March 31, 2023

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Sustainable Agriculture Strategy Consultation share your feedback online until March 31, 2023 Government of Canada consultation
The Western Producer article ‘Sustainable agriculture strategy needs farm input’ is praising the mention of gmos, and very critical of cover crops, planting trees and converting crops to pasture as well as shedding doubt on the concept of sustainability. Business as usual for the Western Producer.
Considering that gmo crops are mostly developed for herbicide-resistance or include the natural insecticide Bt for pest control, gmo use has been found to seriously increase pesticide use. As single herbicide-resistance genes (to glyphosate) have proven not to be enough, crops are now developed to be resistant to several herbicides as well, including dicamba and 2,4-D which leads to increased use. This point of view is not reflected in the Western Producer which supports gmo crops.
As COP15 Canada promised to halve pesticides, this seems headed the wrong way.


 

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's Motion to Regulate the Non-essential (Cosmetic) Use of Pesticides. 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."