The National Farmers’ Union states that we need near-wartime levels of ambition and action as we struggle to sustain agriculture in the face of massively damaging impacts of accelerating climate change.
We are moving far too slowly, We are losing, We risk losing everything, We must act faster.
Citizens’ concerns about sustainable agriculture, healthy food, pesticide overuse, soil quality and climate change were ignored in the April announcement of a Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership.
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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.