• Grow a Lush Garden Organically
  • Learn to Manage Pests Naturally
  • SNAP Display at Event
  • Learn About Colony Collapse Disorder and How to Protect Bees
  • Learn About Pesticides in Foods
  • Learn To Manage Weeds Without Chemical Pesticides
  • Driving Near Recently Sprayed Fields Exposes People to Pesticides
  • SNAP Tour of Organic Vegetable Garden
  • Weeds Can Be Managed Without Chemical Pesticides
  • Link to SK Organic Resources

Archives for 2023

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

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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.

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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,

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.