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Spring has sprung, along with the first delectable flowers of the season. As proud Canadian bees, we are getting busy with the job at wing: gathering nectar and pollinating plant species. But for years now, our frenzied dance has brought us into contact with the poisons that you humans use to coat your seeds or spray your fields. The name of this poison is neonicotinoids, but...
Actualité - 18 mai 2018 - Tag : Advocacy, Neonicotinoid, Pesticides
The issue of pesticides has received unprecedented media coverage in Quebec these past few months, which has led to the creation of a parliamentary committee (CAPERN) to look into the issue this fall. The committee, made up of members of the National Assembly, will be tasked with examining the impacts of pesticides on public health and the environment, exploring innovative...
Actualité - 3 octobre 2019 - Tag : organisme, Pesticides
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
Following the dismissal of a whistleblower at the ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation du Québec (MAPAQ) this week, the importance of having independent researchers for pesticide analysis is back in the news in Quebec.
Actualité - 31 janvier 2019 - Tag : Advocacy, Pesticides
Nearly half a million concerned citizens call for immediate ban on bee-killing neonic pesticides in Canada  Call for swift action comes as government’s public consultation on neonics ban wraps 
Communiqué - 20 novembre 2018 - Tag : Advocacy, Neonicotinoid, Pesticides
A recent review of the “Monsanto Papers” initiated by Équiterre and conducted by health and environmental protection groups reveals that research manipulated by Monsanto in order to downplay the cancer risk of its controversial pesticide glyphosate was used in the re-evaluation of glyphosate in 2017 in Canada, leading to the decision to extend its registration for...
Actualité - 9 novembre 2018 - Tag : Advocacy, glyphosate, Pesticides
Glyphosate: Monsanto manipulated science Équiterre calls for withdrawal of glyphosate’s approval in Canada and an independent review
Communiqué - 8 novembre 2018 - Tag : Advocacy, glyphosate, Pesticides
Dear Minister: An ​American judge ruled last week that some of Canada’s top-selling pesticides contributed to an American citizen’s cancer, and that Monsanto knowingly covered up the risks. It was only last year that you said that the active ingredient in these pesticides - glyphosate - did not pose any unacceptable risks to Canadians. Surely, this ​court case...
Actualité - 28 août 2018 - Tag : Advocacy, glyphosate, Pesticides
Environmental groups say immediate action needed -  ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE, ÉQUITERRE and DAVID SUZUKI FOUNDATION Ottawa, August 15, 2018 —  Canada’s proposed decision to ban two major neonicotinoid (“neonic”) insecticides is a significant step towards safeguarding bees, pollinators and other important insects.
Communiqué - 15 août 2018 - Tag : Advocacy, Neonicotinoid, Pesticides
When I was a child, doctors used to smoke in hospitals—in front of patients! And my friends used to smoke in lectures at university! Tobacco companies have known for a long time that cigarettes are bad for our health, but they funded studies saying the opposite and discredited independent studies that suggested tobacco was a concern. And our governments trusted their...
Actualité - 29 mars 2018 - Tag : Advocacy, Pesticides