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Glyphosate is the most widely used pesticide in the world. It is found everywhere: in the water, air, soil, rainwater, and even on our plates. Monsanto manipulated public science to downplay the cancer risk of its pesticide glyphosate. Recent revelations show that research biased by Monsanto was used in Canada’s re-assessment of glyphosate in 2017. Équiterre has been...
Actualité - 15 février 2019 - Tag : Advocacy, Alternatives to pesticides, Dangers of pesticides, Pesticides
FINALLY, Health Canada has recognized that neonics pose significant harm to our environment and to numerous species... but is proposing to wait another 3-5 years to ban them in Canada ! This delay is unacceptable.
Actualité - 17 octobre 2018 - Tag : Dangers of pesticides, Purchasing, Toxic substances
Recently, Équiterre, the David Suzuki Foundation, the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, Environmental Defence and Prevent Cancer Now published an open letter to contest Health Canada’s flawed evaluation, which led in granting continued registration of products containing the pesticide glyphosate for sale and use in Canada.
Actualité - 30 août 2017 - Tag : Advocacy, Dangers of pesticides
Recently, along with Environmental Defense, Équiterre submitted a petition with 46,000 signatures asking the Ministry of Health to ban atrazine in Canada.
Actualité - 13 avril 2017 - Tag : Advocacy, Dangers of pesticides
Toronto, March 14, 2017 - Drinking water testing, commissioned by Environmental Defence and Équiterre found levels of atrazine, a harmful pesticide linked to hormone disruption in humans, fish and frogs, in Montreal and Toronto’s public distribution systems. Atrazine was found in concentrations above the European safety level, which underlines the need for the federal...
Communiqué - 13 mars 2017 - Tag : Advocacy, Dangers of pesticides, Pesticides
*** Due to recent developments at approximately 12 p.m. ET today, this media release has been updated. *** House of Commons committee to open hearings on neonic pesticide with industry-biased panel 11th-hour invitation to testify issued to coalition of NGOs pressing government to proceed with proposed phase-out to protect biodiversity and long-term food security
Communiqué - 6 mars 2017 - Tag : Dangers of pesticides, Neonicotinoid, Pesticides
Following a legal challenge by Équiterre and the David Suzuki Foundation in 2013, the Federal Court has issued a ruling that will force the Canadian government to conduct a special review of any pesticide that European countries have banned for health or environmental reasons, including more than 350 pesticides containing active ingredients that are banned in Europe and still...
Actualité - 31 mai 2016 - Tag : Advocacy, Dangers of pesticides, Pesticides
  Alarmed by Radio-Canada’s exclusive report, Quebec a perdu le contrôle des pesticides [Pesticides in Quebec are out of control], which shows increasing levels of pesticides in the environment, Équiterre is urging Quebec to ban pesticides that pose the greatest risk to health and the environment. In 1992, the government committed to reducing pesticide use by 50% by...
Actualité - 29 octobre 2015 - Tag : Dangers of pesticides, Neonicotinoid, Petition, Public interventions
Did you know that your corn may have been sprayed with atrazine, a pesticide that has been linked to sterility in frogs and could affect your health? Atrazine is a synthetic herbicide that is among the most widely used pesticides in Quebec, mainly for weed control in corn farming, and which is found in 98% of the samples taken from rivers in our corn-growing areas. This...
Actualité - 15 septembre 2015 - Tag : Dangers of pesticides, Pesticides, Public interventions
Equiterre, in collaboration with the David Suzuki Foundation, host a conference presenting the most important literature review on the impacts of neonicotinoïd pesticide. This literature review has been conducted by the Task Force on Systemic Pesticides, an international group of 50 independent scientist who has reviewed over 1,120 studies on this kee-killing class of...