2015 Blog Posts

New Year’s Resolution: Bea asks you to do three things for the bees in 2016

Filed in 2015 Blog Posts, Blog, The Bee Cause by on December 28, 2015 1 Comment
New Year’s Resolution:  Bea asks you to do three things for the bees in 2016

  Every year, millions of honey and native bees and untold number of other insect pollinators are killed by pesticides used on seeds for corn, soybeans, sunflowers, fruits and other crops.   Hi, I’m Friends of the Earth Canada’s  CEO, Bea Olivastri,  and I’m asking you to make a New Year’s resolution to do three […]

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Bee-ing Thankful

Filed in 2015 Blog Posts, Blog, The Bee Cause by on October 9, 2015 0 Comments
Bee-ing Thankful

Think about our daily habits and you can’t escape the fact that bees are an important part of our lives.  Morning coffee and tea, honey on toast, an apple in our child’s lunch, mid-day snacking on almonds or grapes, a cranberry martini after work or apple pie for dessert at a dinner party.  Our holidays […]

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Falling For Bees

Filed in 2015 Blog Posts, Blog, The Bee Cause by on September 23, 2015 1 Comment
Falling For Bees

There’s one thing that Mother Nature hasn’t yet wreaked havoc with and that’s bringing the cooler comfortable temperatures for fall, like clockwork.  You unpack that sweater from the bottom drawer and think about dragging out your summer stowaway bins from the basement.  On second thought, maybe Indian summer is around the corner?  Unlike us, bees […]

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Rona announcement on neonics

Filed in 2015 Blog Posts, Blog, The Bee Cause by on April 28, 2015 0 Comments
Rona announcement on neonics

On behalf of Friends of the Earth and our bee friends, I want to congratulate RONA on its commitment and performance to reduce the use of neonicotinoids in its nursery plants. Last year, Friends of the Earth tested flowering plants meant to be “bee-friendly” in 18 cities in North America. Over 50% of the flowering […]

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5 Reasons We Support Restrictions on Neonics

Filed in 2015 Blog Posts, Blog, The Bee Cause by on March 17, 2015 1 Comment
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 reduce the use of neonicotinoid pesticides by 80% on coated corn and soy seed within the province. The report outlined the five major reasons we […]

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The Truth the Agrochemical Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know

Filed in 2015 Blog Posts, Blog, The Bee Cause by on February 19, 2015 0 Comments
The Truth the Agrochemical Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know

In 2013, the European Commission placed a two-year moratorium on the use of three neonicotinoid insecticides (clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiametoxam) after a growing body of scientific research demonstrated their potential to harm honeybees and wild bees. Given the importance of bees in the ecosystem and the food chain, the EU decided to follow a precautionary […]

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Ontario Loves Bees!

Filed in 2015 Blog Posts, Blog, The Bee Cause by on January 23, 2015 0 Comments
Ontario Loves Bees!

By Gideon Forman and Beatrice Olivastri  Back in November, the Ontario government signaled its intention to reduce the use of “neonic” pesticides on corn and soy seed by 80% by 2017. A prime motivator for the proposal was a new analysis from the Task Force on Systemic Pesticides—a group of 29 independent scientists from around […]

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