We are writing to ask you to send an email to Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency calling for a ban on neonicotinoids pesticides. You may have seen media reports over the summer describing the critical situation of beekeepers. It is estimated that 40% of the bees in Ontario and Quebec were killed in 2012 and early reports from 2013 are looking just as bad.
So bad in fact the Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency has posted this statement:
“(we’ve)determined that current agricultural practices related to the use of neonicotinoid treated corn and soybean seed are affecting the environment due to their impacts on bees and other pollinators”.
PMRA went on to invite public comment on the use of neonicotinoids and we are passing the invitation on to you, please let them know what you think!
Just click here, fill in the form and click “send”.