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 federal government calling on them to stand with science and ban the sale and use of neonics. The scientists came to a clear conclusion: Given the evidence of negative impacts, regulations should be put in place. As well as posing an unacceptable risk to biodiversity, these chemicals, which are omnipresent and persistent in the environment, can affect our brain, nervous system and hormonal and reproductive systems.
Health Canada is proposing to phase out the neonic imidacloprid because it presents an unacceptable risk to the biodiversity of lakes and rivers in Canada, especially to certain invertebrates, which are an important part of the aquatic food chain.
We are just about succeeding to ban one neonic!
Please send a letter by the end of the consultation period (extended until March 23), saying that while you support the proposed ban on imidacloprid, you want ALL neonics to be banned as soon as possible in Canada.
There’s never been a better time to tell the government that we want these chemicals OUT of the environment.
Thank you for your support!