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In Federal Court: slow chlorpyrifos phase-out highlights systemic issues with Health Canada’s management of toxic chemicals

Chlorpyrifos is toxic and persistent, including causing brain damage in children. After being banned in the EU and the US, sales and use ended within months. Health Canada is allowing three more years of use in Canada.
Full StoryIn Federal Court: slow chlorpyrifos phase-out highlights systemic issues with Health Canada’s management of toxic chemicals
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Ending glyphosate is a virtuous goal, and reducing pesticides is essential

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.
Full StoryEnding glyphosate is a virtuous goal, and reducing pesticides is essential