• Learn To Manage Weeds Without Chemical Pesticides
  • SNAP Tour of Organic Vegetable Garden
  • Weeds Can Be Managed Without Chemical Pesticides
  • SNAP Display at Event
  • Link to SK Organic Resources
  • Learn About Pesticides in Foods
  • Learn to Keep Insects Out of your Crops
  • Grow a Lush Garden Organically
  • LIving Near Fields Increases Pesticide Exposure
  • Learn to Manage Pests Naturally

Archives for 2023

Tuesday, July 25, 2023

NEW! 40th National Forum Series 2023 (Virtual) ( Beyond Pesticides)

September 14 | 1:00-3:30 pm Eastern (EDT)

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NEW! 40th National Forum Series — 2023 (Virtual) ( Beyond Pesticides)

Forging a Future with Nature

The existential challenge to end petrochemical pesticide and fertilizer use

Seminar 1 — September 14 | 1:00-3:30 pm Eastern (EDT)

featuring David Goulson, PhD and André Leu, DSc.

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11 am Regina time

   

Friday, July 14, 2023

Organic and Low Input Field Day_ please register

FREE Thursday, 27 July 2023 , Swift Current

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Organic and Low Input Field Day

Thursday, 27 July 2023 

Swift Current Research and Development Centre 1 Airport Road Swift Current, SK S9H 3X2

Cost: FREE.

Registration: Please register as soon as possible as it helps the organizers prepare for this event. Registration closes July 26th at Midnight.

Directions & Details: See details and maps below.

Time: Registration and Networking 8:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m. CST. Departure for fields at 8:30 a.m. sharp.

Program: *Subject to change

Field tours and presentations (outdoor and indoor) on topics including:

? Organic intercropping and following sole crop ? Organic cover crops and following cash crop ? Organic living mulch and following grain crop ? Contribution of oat to soil fertility and growth of subsequently-grown crops under organic management ? Differences in pH between organic & non-organic soil ? Greenhouse gas measurements in crops ? Biocontrol of pathogens ? Organic Farming - can it reduce disease issues? ? Glyphosate in organic soils ? On-Farm Climate Action Fund

? Grasshoppers: resistance in different crop species; research and management in organic production; SaskOrganics Grasshopper Survey report ? Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation update on program changes and grasshopper claims ? Organic Biopesticide Solutions: addressing supply gaps

And networking until 5 p.m.

Sunday, June 11, 2023

Safe Food Matters returns to Federal Court in its ongoing battle with Health Canada over glyphosate,

June 13, 2023 about glyphosate registration

On June 13, 2023, Safe Food Matters returns to Federal Court in its ongoing battle with Health Canada over glyphosate, Canada’s most widely used herbicide.

'Why? Because something’s not right. In February, 2022, the Federal Court of Appeal ordered the PMRA to review our “Notice of Objection” for a second time – and the Court even provided “Guidance” to PMRA on how to address the issues. But PMRA did not follow the Guidance.

Even more, PMRA bent over backward to not address the concerns we raised. PMRA rewrote history. PMRA made up totally new legal tests. PMRA reached for rebuttals without evidence. PMRA defied the rules of procedural fairness. It is clear PMRA does not want a review panel, even though the law allows for it.

Watch the Hearing: We would appreciate your support by watching the virtual hearing. It starts at 9:30 am PST, 12:30 EST and is scheduled for the full day. Go to this link for the calendar of hearings for June 13 (link in link), and scroll down to the Ottawa hearing for the case, and select the icon “register for the hearing” which looks like a pen on paper. Our case is Safe Food Matters Inc. v. The Attorney General of Canada and Minister of Health Docket T-2292-22.  Our counsel is Jason Gratl.

The filings for the Motion will be on our website, under Filings for case T-2292-22.'

Monday, March 20, 2023

Into the Weeds documentary

Royal Saskatchewan Museum, 7:30pm

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Nature Regina's upcoming monthly meeting on Monday, March 20th, will feature a screening of the Canadian documentary “Into the Weeds” starting at 7:30pm at the RSM. Presentation in conjunction with Cinema Politica.

The documentary follows former groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson and his fight against Monsanto, a multinational agrochemical corporation acquired by German pharmaceutical giant Bayer in 2018.

 If you want to watch on your own schedule from your computer, please do. Into the Weeds is really worth watching, free on CBC GEM:

https://gem.cbc.ca/media/the-passionate-eye/s02e01  

Saturday, March 18, 2023

Into the Weeds

downtown Edmonton Public Library

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It is a powerful story of a former California groundskeeper who successfully took on Monsanto after a terminal cancer diagnosis.

You can attend the screening in person to enjoy an introduction with the award winning documentary maker Jennifer Baichwal. A virtual panel discussion will follow. Registration is requested.

Film screening: https://epl.bibliocommons.com/events/63dec5ce0748ed360064d165

Virtual discussion: https://epl.bibliocommons.com/events/63ded22d0748ed360064d382

 If you want to watch on your own schedule from your computer, please do. Into the Weeds is really worth watching, free on CBC GEM:

https://gem.cbc.ca/media/the-passionate-eye/s02e01  

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Pesticides and Climate Change: A Vicious Cycle

two-part webinar, Jan 17 and 24, 2022

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 Pesticides and Climate Change: A Vicious Cycle (PANNA report and 2 part webinar)

Pesticide Action Network North America is excited to announce the upcoming release of our new report, Pesticides and Climate Change: A Vicious Cycle. It’s the first-ever, in-depth scientific review of how pesticides contribute to climate change, and how climate change impacts in turn lead to increased pesticide use.

Part I: Report findings

Tuesday, January 17th from 9-10am PT
Speakers: Organizing Co-Director Asha Sharma and Senior Scientist Margaret Reeves, report authors

Part II: Climate change solutions in agriculture

Tuesday, January 24th from 9-10am PT
Speakers: Iowa farmer Rob Faux, Nayamin Martinez of the Central California Environmental Justice Network, and Jeanette Acosta of Weaving Earth.

 RSVP today.