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.

From time to time these green spaces can come under threat from weeds, insects and diseases and homeowners need access to safe and effective pest control tools to combat these challenges. Unfortunately, some provinces and municipalities have implemented restrictions or outright bans on the use of synthetic pest control products for urban use. These decisions have been based on politics rather than science.

Every pesticide, regardless of whether it is used on a farm, in a forest, or in your yard, is regulated by Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA). Health Canada ensures that every product approved for sale and use has been thoroughly assessed to ensure it can be safely used.

The impact of urban pesticide bans has become all too evident as lawns, gardens and public green spaces are now overrun by weeds and destroyed by insects. Ontario is prime example.

Over the next month, CropLife Canada will be tweeting photos to demonstrate the after effects of urban pesticide bans and sharing information about the benefits and safety of urban pesticides. We’d like to encourage you to get involved. Please share your photos, retweet our information and join the conversation using the Twitter hashtag #saynotopesticidebans.

Check us out on Twitter @CropLifeCanada. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

For further information contact:

Erin O’Hara Communications officer
CropLife Canada
350 Sparks Street, Suite 612
Ottawa ON 
K1R 7S8
T 613-230-9881, ext. 3223 
F 613-233-4913