From the cban website March 2014. GM Alfalfa Release Delayed! Your actions are working. Thanks to all your protest, we have kept GM alfalfa off the market this spring! The company Forage Genetics International (FGI) will not release genetically modified (GM) alfalfa this spring, thanks to farmer and consumer opposition. Your continued protest, […]
Neonicotinoids are dangerous to bees and other pollinators and are a primary cause of the massive bee deaths . A majority of the Court today rallied behind motions of the Animal Welfare Party for a national ban on the use of this insecticide in agriculture and retail sales . Neonicotinoids are relatively new agricultural […]
by: Guelph Mercury Mar 26, 2014
OTTAWA — Four major environmental groups are demanding that Ottawa force pesticide makers to provide scientific studies looking at whether their products are killing bees.
Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency has been asking registered pesticide manufacturers for the studies since 2004.
But despite several notices, the studies […]
By: Press Association Published: theguardian.com, 20 January 2014
Bumblebees could be shrinking because of exposure to a widely-used pesticide, a study suggests.
Experts fear smaller bees will be less effective at foraging for nectar and carrying out their vital task of distributing pollen. Scientists in the UK conducted laboratory tests which showed how a […]
By: Simon Hadlington Published: Chemistry World, 21 October 2013
Scientists in Italy believe they have found a molecular trigger by which neonicotinoid pesticides may harm colonies of honeybees. The team’s experiments suggest that exposure to neonicotinoids results in increased levels of a particular protein in bees that inhibits a key molecule involved in the immune response, […]
By: Alex Ballingall Published: The Star, Sept. 29 2013
Early results from government tests on dead bees this spring and summer show levels of controversial pesticides are comparable with those detected last year, when Health Canada declared a link between the seed-coating chemicals and “unusually high” bee deaths, the Star has learned.
By Amber Hildebrandt Published: CBC News Posted, Sept. 13, 2013
The federal government is trying to quell growing worries about pesticide dust killing millions of bees by introducing changes for crop farmers, but some beekeepers call it a “Band-Aid” solution.
Health Canada’s agency responsible for pesticide regulation on Friday released a list of actions it […]
The Ruminant, is a blog that wonders what perfect farming looks like, and that offers farmers a chance to spread some good ideas around.
The blog’s main focus is a called Farm Glance, which invites you to submit photos and descriptions of your approach to any farming- or gardening-related task on your farm. No approach […]
August 7, 2013
Thank you for the opportunity to speak to you, farmer to farmer, about the OBA’s request for a suspension on neonicotinoid pesticides for field crops.
As someone whose family is still farming and who is running a large beekeeping operation, I understand full well the challenges we all face to […]
By: Julianna van Adrichem Published: Organic Council of Ontario, July 18, 2013
Ontario is bringing together a group of experts to provide advice on how to prevent bee mortalities.
According to a press release from the Ministry of Agriculture and Food from July 9, 2013, “the Bee Health Working Group will be comprised of beekeepers, farmers, […]