Imidacloprid decision expected Dec. 2018

Health Canada proposed last November to ban imidacloprid, an insecticide applied to fruit, vegetables, potatoes and many other crops across the country. Twelve months have passed since the announcement, but Canadian farmers who use the insecticide will have to wait another year to know if it’s banned or not. “Health Canada is reviewing an extensive […] Read more

NFU urges ban on one neonic insecticide

The National Farmers Union says imidacloprid should be banned. In a release, the NFU said it backs Health Canada’s proposed phase out of imidacloprid, a neonicotinoid insecticide used on many Canadian crops. “We believe this proposed decision is a positive step and we fully support it,” the NFU said in a submission to Health Canada. […] Read more

Health Canada’s insecticide ban angers fruit, vegetable growers

The imidacloprid ban may force the use of more harmful, less effective pesticides: growers’ association

Grain Farmers of Ontario has faith in Health Canada and its process to evaluate pesticides, but another Ontario farm group has a starkly different opinion. A representative of the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association said Health Canada’s proposal to ban imidacloprid, a Bayer insecticide, is a blunder. “In my humble opinion, if it’s like […] Read more