Tag: pesticides

House of Commons committee to open hearings on neonic pesticide with industry-biased panel

Filed in Blog, Media releases, The Bee Cause by on March 6, 2017
House of Commons committee to open hearings on neonic pesticide with industry-biased panel

For immediate release (update) March 6, 2017 Version française 11th-hour invitation to testify issued to coalition of NGOs pressing government to proceed with proposed phase-out to protect biodiversity and long-term food security OTTAWA – Leading environmental groups, health advocates and campaign movements are raising concerns about MPs’ one-sided review of the proposed phase-out of pesticides formulated […]

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Put your garden to bed with saving the bees in mind

Filed in Blog by on October 7, 2016
Put your garden to bed with saving the bees in mind

As Thanksgiving is upon us, why not say a fervent thank you for all the good things bees do for us as they pollinate food and flowers, shrubs and trees. You know pollinators need our help now – challenged by habitat loss, climate change, pesticides and introduced diseases, they are in decline even as we […]

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Going to Court

Filed in Blog, Policy, The Bee Cause by on July 6, 2016
Going to Court

Enough is enough.  With your help we’re heading to court to get bee killing pesticides off the market. We have asked nicely, presented scientific evidence, signed petitions even elected a new government, but politicians and bureaucrats in Ottawa have done nothing. You know the story – research findings clearly link it with immediate bee deaths […]

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A Heavenly Message for Bayer Inc. – Bayer Neonics Non!

Filed in Media releases, The Bee Cause by on April 28, 2016
A Heavenly Message for Bayer Inc. – Bayer Neonics Non!

        (Montreal, QC, April 28, 2016)  Around 9 am today Friends of the Earth Canada delivered a heavenly message to draw the attention of Bayer AG stockholders. The multinational corporation is a major manufacturer of bee killing neonicotinoid pesticides. The message “Bayer Neonics Non!” was written on a 50 foot banner towed […]

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PMRA Must Go!

Filed in Media releases, The Bee Cause by on January 26, 2016 0 Comments
PMRA Must Go!

The Commissioner on Environment and Sustainable Development audit results confirm that Canada must replace the PMRA Friends of the Earth Canada says no trust left for PMRA (January 26, 2016 – Ottawa) Canada’s Commissioner on Environment and Sustainable Development, Julie Gelfand, delivered a stinging audit of five key areas of performance for the Pesticide Management […]

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One Step On The Way To An Overhaul

Filed in Blog, Policy, The Bee Cause by on January 22, 2016 0 Comments
One Step On The Way To An Overhaul

Our campaign to save the bees, The Bee Cause, is picking up momentum.  All the effort you and I have put in is starting to pay off. I want to thank you warmly for your continuing support of this work. Last fall I told you the Environment Commissioner (CESD) was auditing the Pest Management Regulatory […]

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

Filed in Blog, Lifestyle, 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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Missing in Action – Wild bees forgotten for their service

Filed in Blog, The Bee Cause by on September 17, 2015 0 Comments
Missing in Action – Wild bees forgotten for their service

Canada’s commander in chief for the environment has forgotten the tiny, stalwart creatures that serve us every day to ensure a secure food supply –  four species of wild bees that urgently need protection and rescue plans. In the military world, “missing in action” is taken seriously. Personnel may be killed, wounded, or taken a […]

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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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Demonstrators in Ottawa and Windsor Swarm Lowe’s

Filed in Blog, Policy, The Bee Cause by on October 30, 2014 0 Comments
Demonstrators in Ottawa and Windsor Swarm Lowe’s

On October 29, 2014, demonstrators in Ottawa, Ontario and Windsor, Ontario swarmed Lowe’s stores to send the retailer a strong message: its time to remove plants and seeds treated with bee-harming pesticides from your shelves! Despite science showing that plants and seeds treated with neonicotinoid pesticides are contributing to a decline in bee populations, and other retailers across North America […]

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Be not afraid of spooky creatures says Friends of the Earth to Lowes’ Staff on Halloween – But make sure bees aren’t afraid of your products

Filed in Blog, Policy, The Bee Cause by on October 29, 2014 0 Comments
Be not afraid of spooky creatures says Friends of the Earth to Lowes’ Staff on Halloween – But make sure bees aren’t afraid of your products

Sometime in the next three days, you may find yourself face to face with a bumble bee, a witch, a skeleton or some other spooky Halloween creature that’s asking you and your employer to do your part to save the bees.  In the lead-up to Halloween 2014, Friends of the Earth and millions of its […]

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Une nouvelle réglementation du gouvernement fédéral propose de tuer les poissons sauvages afin de protéger les piscicultures

Filed in Uncategorized by on October 22, 2014 0 Comments
Une nouvelle réglementation du gouvernement fédéral propose de tuer les poissons sauvages afin de protéger les piscicultures

Cette réglementation proposée aurait une incidence sur l’ensemble des provinces côtières; la réglementation fédérale de l’aquaculture en eau douce serait ignorée Ottawa, Ontario, le 22 octobre 2014 – La réglementation proposée de l’industrie de l’aquaculture dégage le ministère des Pêches et des Océans (MPO) de ses responsabilités à l’égard de la protection des poissons sauvages, de leur habitat […]

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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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