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20 February 2017
Blog entry by Karen Ross, Ph.D. Project Manager - Pesticides and Toxic Substances at Équiterre. “Go to the agrochemical company’s website,” said an organic farmer presenting at a pesticide conference hosted at UQAM last Friday, at which Équiterre made a...
15 February 2017
Special collaboration of Brenda Plant, cofounder of Ethiquette.ca, an independent platform of information and analysis on responsible investment. Are you frustrated by investment advisers who don’t know much about responsible investment options and who don’t seem to...
15 February 2017
                ATRAZINE IS A PESTICIDE USED EXTENSIVELY IN CORN PRODUCTION, BUT ITS WIDESPREAD USE IS DISCONCERTING. IT’S KNOWN TO CHANGE THE GENDER OF FROGS AND HARM AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS, AND IT HAS BEEN LINKED TO BIRTH DEFECTS,...
14 February 2017
Within weeks of the tabling of the 2017 federal budget, Équiterre and its partner Environmental Defense consider that four major aspects of federal tax policy should be changed to reduce GHG emissions and generate revenues. These changes would support the policies announced in...
14 February 2017
Salads, soups, bakes, gratins, chips, tarts, purées, pies, pancakes and strattas—What fun we had fun celebrating the 20th anniversary of Équiterre’s family farmer organic basket program! Since last spring, the Équiterre team’s top 20 celebrities have been...
13 February 2017
To support the largest scientific literature review ever conducted by a group of independent scientists on neonicotinoid pesticides (neonics), harmul notably to bees and could be for humans too, in 2015 we sent over 37,000 letters to the Quebec government and 90,000 to the...
1 February 2017
For months Équiterre has been calling on the federal government, which is considering the reregistration of atrazine, to ban this dangerous pesticide that has already been banned in Europe for over a decade, but is still used in Canada. At the moment, Atrazine is under special...
31 January 2017
Did you know that Canada gives $3.3 billion in subsidies to oil and gas companies every year—and taxpayers are footing the bill? That’s enough to pay for: 44,000 hospital beds; Education for 260,000 high school students; Solar panels for 13,200 schools...
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