A day-long Friday session with progressive organic farmer Rick Clark kicked off the 2023 Guelph Organic Conference. A double classroom was packed with farmers, keenly listening, questioning, and figuring out what could work for them. Prevent Cancer Now was honoured…
Courts in Canada and the US have ruled in favour of groups challenging glyphosate risk assessments. Concerns over possible industry influence are heightened with falsification re. nHL in final US ATSDR report on glyphosate.
A regulatory conclusion that an environmental exposure poses an “acceptable risk” is initially based on little data. Ethically, regulators should follow up to detect harms at the earliest possible opportunity. Relying on epidemiology can result in harms to generations.
A Parliamentary Petition to ban glyphosate and to reduce pesticide use in Canada is worthy of support. Substantial pesticides reduction and alternative strategies are essential to avoid regrettable substitutes, and importantly to support biodiversity, healthy environments, food and people. Indeed, a stated goal of the upcoming UN Biodiversity Conference (COP-15) is to reduce pesticides by two thirds. Organic, regenerative agriculture needs more support.
Organic, regenerative agriculture is an important element for sustainable, healthy food supplies, soil quality and conservation, and blunting climate chaos.
Many plants can supplement or stand in for turf, for interesting (and sometimes edible!) groundcover.
Your genes are not your destiny! Identical twins look different (at least to those who know them) and do not necessarily succumb to the same diseases. Key differences lie in environmental exposures at home, school, work and play, in their…
Bill S-5 needs to launch important improvements to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act. (PCN in the National Observer)
Canada’s chemicals laws are two decades old. Parliament needs to modernize them properly. (PCN in the Hill Times.)