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Leaked government report shows virtually no benefits from neonics: provinces must act to ban bee-killing pesticide

Leaked government report shows virtually no benefits from neonics: provinces must act to ban bee-killing pesticide

(Ottawa, ON, May 22, 2015) Canada’s Pesticide Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) promised to report on their review of the “value” of neonicotinoid pesticides in 2014 to be followed by a public consultation. This is a key element of PMRA’s five year review of the bee-toxic neonicotinoid pesticides conducted in lock step with the US Environmental […]

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Canada about to license another bee-killing pesticide

Canada about to license another bee-killing pesticide

(OTTAWA, ON., October 30, 2014)  – Environmental organizations are calling on Health Canada to stop approving systemic pesticides that are toxic to bees and threaten to interfere with ecosystem functioning. The most widely used group of systemic pesticides, neonicotinoids, have come under increased scrutiny as a contributing factor in large-scale bee die-offs and other harmful effects. […]

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Create Your Own Bee Cause Space

Create Your Own Bee Cause Space

The bees, birds and butterflies need your help! Bee losses have been linked to multiple factors, including varroa mite infestations, pathogens, malnutrition, habitat degradation, and the overuse of bee-killing pesticides such as neonicotinoids. Two-thirds of the food crops we eat every day require bees and other pollinators to successfully produce a crop. So it is […]

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Honey bees get support in Niagara Falls by-election polling

Honey bees get support in Niagara Falls by-election polling

Friends of the Earth Bee Cause finds overwhelming voter support for action to save bees in closely fought by-election between NDP and PC front-runners in the Niagara Falls Riding (Ottawa, ON, Feb. 6, 2014) A poll commissioned by Friends of the Earth Canada (FOE) to research voter expectations related to protecting honey bees in Canada’s […]

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Recommendation for PMRA: Ban Neonicotinoids

Recommendation for PMRA: Ban Neonicotinoids

“After the 2012 bee deaths, PMRA instituted measures that have been ineffective given a comparable scale of bee deaths in 2013. Friends of the Earth views the measures proposed in this Notice of Intent to be similarly inadequate to the scale and gravity of the danger posed by neonicotinoids to managed and wild bees.” Friends […]

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Gifts Are Green for the 2013 Holiday Season

Gifts Are Green for the 2013 Holiday Season

Ahead of the biggest shopping season a poll commissioned by Friends of the Earth Canada shows buyers do consider the environment in their purchases (Ottawa, Canada November, 21, 2013) As the biggest retail blitz of the year approaches, Friends of the Earth Canada (FOE) is releasing their national holiday survey results. FOE commissioned this research […]

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Des cadeaux verts pour la saison des Fêtes 2013

Des cadeaux verts pour la saison des Fêtes 2013

Alors que s’amorce le grand magasinage, un sondage commandé par Les Ami(e)s de la Terre démontre que public pense à l’environnement dans ses emplettes (Ottawa, le 21 novembre 2013) À l’approche de la grande saison annuelle des ventes au détail, Les Ami(e)s de la Terre Canada (FOE) publient les conclusions de leur sondage annuel des Fêtes. […]

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Friends of the Earth Hosts Awesome UK Bee Expert Dave Goulson in Toronto

Friends of the Earth Hosts Awesome UK Bee Expert Dave Goulson in Toronto

Friends of the Earth Canada is hosting Professor Dave Goulson in Toronto, Ontario, November 12-14.

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Stop Honey Bee Carnage Say Eight Out Of Ten Ontarians

Stop Honey Bee Carnage Say Eight Out Of Ten Ontarians

Respondents agree that bees are crucial to Ontario’s agriculture sector (Ottawa, ON, November 7, 2013) A new public opinion poll released today finds that more than eight out of every ten people in Ontario support a ban on pesticides linked by scientists to bee deaths. Friends of the Earth Canada (FOE) commissioned the poll to […]

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The Bee Cause

The Bee Cause

The Bee Cause calls for a ban on bee harmful pesticides and practices while proposing and delivering practical ways to help bees and wild pollinators. Bees are very important in Canada with estimates of $1.7 billion value for their pollination services and $146 million of honey produced annually. Bees are under many stresses in Canada. For example, […]

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Brown envelope reveals more bad news for Canada’s bees

Brown envelope reveals more bad news for Canada’s bees

Friends of the Earth Canada has received a brown envelope delivery of data showing neonicotinoid residue analysis for 2013 compared to 2012. Dated August 27, 2013, it shows residue in dead bees, affected bees, their pollen, honey, water, soil and vegetation. If this is the update for 2013, the bee carnage continues. “If this is […]

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