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Northern Ontario citizens want bee-safe plants and seeds

Northern Ontario citizens want bee-safe plants and seeds See press releases for other areas below.   Friends of the Earth Canada finds overwhelming support in Northern Ontario for action by gardeners and farmers to save bees from neonicotinoids ... Read More

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Fear Mongering by the Chemical Industry

Fear Mongering by the Chemical Industry

Last week, I applauded Ontario’s Agriculture Minister Jeff Leal for his decision to restrict the use of neoniotinoids on farmers’ fields. To be clear, I would prefer an outright ban, but this is an important and pragmatic step to substantially reduce use of these bee-killing pesticides and shows leadership on the North American stage. According […]

Filed in Blog, The Bee Cause by on July 15, 2014
Home Depot, Sears, RONA and Canadian Tire Respond

Home Depot, Sears, RONA and Canadian Tire Respond

On March 17, 2014, Friends of the Earth Canada sent letters to the four biggest garden centre retailers in Canada, asking them to: Commit to not sell nursery bedding plants and vegetable plants pre-treated with neonicotinoids Institute a corporate policy that bans use of neonics on and in their facilities and throughout their supply chain, […]

Quick Start On Ontario Bee Health Promise

Quick Start On Ontario Bee Health Promise

Congratulations to Agriculture Minister Jeff Leal – he’s fast out of the gate on the Government’s election promise to restrict use of neonicotinoids. Friends of the Earth is pleased to see Ontario move on neonics. The Minister is planning a licensing system to be in place by Fall 2014 that limits the blanket use of […]