New Democrats take practical steps toward banning cosmetic pesticides

13.03.12-logo-bc-ndpMarch 7th, 2013

VICTORIA— In the legislature Thursday afternoon, New Democrat environment critic Rob Fleming re-introduced strong legislation to protect human health, pets and the environment from unnecessary exposure to toxic cosmetic pesticides.

“British Columbians want a ban on cosmetic pesticides,” said Fleming. “Ministry of the Environment survey results from three years ago and submissions to the special legislative committee created by Premier Clark last year show this is overwhelmingly the case. Yet the Liberals continue to ignore the public by failing to enact a real ban on cosmetic pesticides.”  

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Croplife Launches Photo Album

12.10.04-croplife.logoDear partners in agriculture,

Canadians are fortunate to have access to a safe and abundant supply of healthy foods. We’re used to walking into a grocery store and seeing produce aisles full of pristine looking fruits and vegetables. In order to have these products on store shelves, savvy farmers use a variety of tools and technologies, such as crop protection products and plant biotechnology, to protect their crops from potentially devastating pests.

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Croplife Canada Launches Twitter Campaign

12.10.04-croplife.logoRelease: May 23, 2013

CropLife Canada is launching a Twitter campaign to raise awareness about the value of urban pesticides in our communities. As we all know, healthy lawns, gardens and public parks play an important role in our society – they increase pride in our communities, encourage physical activity, provide food and habitat for wildlife, produce oxygen and store carbon and pollution among other things.

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