Agency Allowed Dangerous Pesticides on Crops For Years, Says Audit
A potato-harvester in central Manitoba.
Commercial potato producers are known for their
heavy and frequent use of pesticides. PinP photo.
Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency allowed the agricultural industry to continue using an “unacceptable” pesticide on potato crops for more than a decade after concluding it had high acute toxicity, said a new audit tabled in Parliament on Tuesday. Details here.