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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.
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Neonic update

The International Task Force on Systemic Pesticides is back, with yet more damning indictment of persistent, pervasive neonicotinoid insecticides (neonics). In the words of Task Force Vice-Chair Jean-Marc Bonmatin, “Overall,…

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