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MPP Lalonde Introduces Legislation to Phase out Microbeads

MPP Lalonde Introduces Legislation to Phase out Microbeads On March 9, 2015, MPP Marie- France Lalonde introduced a private member’s bill to ban the manufacture and use of microbeads in products in Ontario. The Microbead Elimination and Monitoring ... Read More

5 Reasons We Support Restrictions on Neonics

5 Reasons We Support Restrictions on Neonics Yesterday, Friends of the Earth Canada, in collaboration with a number of other organizations, sent a letter and report to all Ontario MPP’s in support of Ontario’s proposed plan to ... Read More

Signs of our Road Salt Addiction

Signs of our Road Salt Addiction I greet the spring with great enthusiasm – now, we can change our boots for running shoes, and put away our scarves and mitts. However- along with the melting snow ... Read More

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Ontario government action on bee and pollinator protection applauded by Friends of the Earth

Ontario government action on bee and pollinator protection applauded by Friends of the Earth Premier Wynne and Ministers of Environment and Agriculture cited as North American leaders   (March 23, 2015, Ottawa, ON) Today, following extensive public consultation, Ontario tabled a Regulation to permanently reduce 80 percent of the bee-harmful neonicotinoid (neonic) pesticides used on ... Read More

Chemical giant Bayer loses libel action to muzzle bee protectors

Chemical giant Bayer loses libel action to muzzle bee protectors Ottawa, ON, March 12, 2015 German chemical giant Bayer has failed in its attempt to muzzle Friends of the Earth Germany (BUND) over the environmental group’s claims that thiacloprid, a pesticide manufactured by Bayer, harms bees. Thiacloprid is one of ... Read More

Rural, urban residents agree: “neonic” pesticides pose threat

Rural, urban residents agree: “neonic” pesticides pose threat 90% in Peterboro Want Province to Protect Bees FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 5, 2015 Ninety per cent of Peterborough residents feel it’s important for the provincial government to protect pollinators, such as bees, and 85% are concerned about the threat  ... Read More

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