Horticultural producers reject proposed neonic ban

Health Canada wants to ban the use of a common insecticide, but a representative of the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association says the decision is deeply flawed. On Wednesday Health Canada released a proposal to phase out the use of imidacloprid, a neonicotinoid insecticide widely used by fruit and vegetable growers across the country. […] Read more


New food guide has clout to alter eating habits

Health Canada is revising Canada’s food guide for the first time in nearly a decade. Commodity groups are keenly interested in what recommendations will be contained in the new guide because it can have a big impact on consumption patterns. But this time around, the groups won’t have the same influence on shaping the guide […] Read more