Tag: honey bees

Province-wide bee protection campaign launched – Friends of the Earth calls on city folks to “Let It Bee”

Filed in Media releases, The Bee Cause by on May 5, 2016
Province-wide bee protection campaign launched – Friends of the Earth calls on city folks to “Let It Bee”

May 5, 2016 (Toronto, Ontario)  In response to global concerns about declines in pollinator biodiversity, Friends of the Earth, with the support of Ontario Power Generation, is launching its “Let It Bee” campaign. More than two-thirds of the food crops we depend on benefit from pollination by native bees, honey bees and other pollinators. “Let […]

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Friends of the Earth congratulates Ontario for reducing use of bee-toxic neonicotinoids

Filed in The Bee Cause by on June 9, 2015 0 Comments
Friends of the Earth congratulates Ontario for reducing use of bee-toxic neonicotinoids

(Ottawa, ON, June 9, 2015) Ontario’s new pesticide regulation requires a permanent reduction of 80% in the use corn and soybean seeds coated with neonicotinoids (imidacloprid, clothianidin and thiamethoxam). This regulation is novel in its designation of the coated seeds as pesticides. Friends of the Earth is pleased and impressed by Ontario’s leadership in finalizing […]

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Statements following leak of draft PMRA Value Assessment of Neonicotoinoids

Filed in Blog, The Bee Cause by on May 22, 2015 1 Comment
Statements following leak of draft PMRA Value Assessment of Neonicotoinoids

Beatrice Olivastri, CEO, Friends of the Earth Canada’s said: “There’s a fox in the chicken coop and the fox is the pesticide manufacturers reaping huge profits from farmers. It does appear there’s virtually no benefit but vast hazards to our environment from neonicotinoids. If the Canadian government can’t get its act together to do its […]

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Ontario’s New Neonicotinoid Phase Down

Filed in Blog, Policy, The Bee Cause by on November 25, 2014 0 Comments
Ontario’s New Neonicotinoid Phase Down

In a North American first, the Ontario government has introduced their plan to permanently reduce use of systemic neurotoxin pesticides by 80% by 2017.  They’ve picked the biggest opportunity in Ontario to make change to protect pollinator health. Of the almost seven million acres of field crops planted each year in Ontario, the two largest […]

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Hon. John McKay calls for an Emergency Debate on the “unusually high” number bee deaths in Canada

Filed in Uncategorized by on December 10, 2013

For Immediate Release, Dec 10, 2013 OTTAWA – Liberal Environment Critic John McKay rose in the House of Commons this morning to call for an Emergency debate on the “unusually high” number of bee deaths in Canada in recent years. “This issue is pressing as bees are responsible for the pollination of flowering Canadian crops,” […]

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

Filed in Blog, The Bee Cause by on November 7, 2013
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

Filed in The Bee Cause by on November 7, 2013
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

Filed in Environmental justice, The Bee Cause by on September 23, 2013
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

Filed in Blog, Policy, The Bee Cause by on September 23, 2013
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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Friends of the Earth Canada Objects to Feds’ Renewal of Bee-Toxic Pesticide

Filed in The Bee Cause by on September 22, 2013
Friends of the Earth Canada Objects to Feds’ Renewal of Bee-Toxic Pesticide

For immediate release (OTTAWA, CANADA, September 23, 2013) Friends of the Earth Canada has filed a notice of objection to Health Canada’s decision under the Pest Control Products Act to renew conditional registration of a bee-toxic pesticide, clothianidin, despite lack of due diligence by the applicant companies. Health Canada’s agency dealing with pesticides is recommending […]

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