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: Susan Mann Published: AgMedia, March 6, 2014
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 Ray Baynton Published: Blackburnnews.com, December 11, 2013
The survey is being done by Farm and Food Care Ontario for OMAFRA.
It’s been done every five years since 1973.
The results are used to track trends in pesticide […]
By: Teresa Anderson Published: Thomson Reuters Foundation, 25 Oct 2013
If the now-daily incidences of extreme weather events around the world weren’t enough to convince us that climate change is getting worse, the recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) gives bleak confirmation.
Indeed, one of the most serious concerns is how […]
By Mark Bittman
Published: New York Times, October 14, 2013
It’s been 50 years since President John F. Kennedy spoke of ending world hunger, yet on the eve of World Food Day, Oct. 16, the situation remains dire. The question “How will we feed the world?” implies that we have no choice but […]
By Michael Lipsky Published: grist.org, October 1, 2013
Next month, voters in Washington will decide whether their state will be the first in the nation to require labeling of foods with genetically modified ingredients. In this debate, a key point of contention is whether food costs would rise if I-522 passes.
The opponents of […]
Published: C-BAN press release, October , 2013
“This assessment would have been an ideal way to hear the concerns of farmers in Ontario and document the contamination threat […]
In a rare television interview, environmental legend and writer Wendell Berry leaves his Kentucky farm for an inspiring conversation.
Wendell Berry rarely appears on television. For one thing, when he’s not writing, he’s farming—and that can keep a fellow busy from sunrise to sunset. But when he and Bill Moyers met recently, after considerable persuasion […]