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Oct 10th, 2013
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Megaquarry News October 8 2013One of our young supporters has pounced on the Food & Water First motion to be tabled at Toronto City Council and written a terrific letter to her councillor. If you live in the city, be inspired to write your own councillors and encourage them to support the motion! Her...
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Oct 4th, 2013
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Megaquarry News October 4 2013There's tremendous news out of Toronto City Hall where a motion about Food & Water First is about to be tabled! ...
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Sep 26th, 2013
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Evidence links pesticide to massive bee deaths in Manitoba, Ontario and QuebecCELA and others news release Sep 24 2013Environmental groups want federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose to reconsider Health Canada’s decision to reapprove a pesticide — severely restricted in Europe — for use on fruits, pot...
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Sep 22nd, 2013
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From the Holland Marsh Growers Association September 10 2013 Welcome to the fifth of seven video clips that are being brought to you by theHolland Marsh Growers’ Association (HMGA) – with our thanks. This is an areathat has been around for nearly 100 years; is recognized around the world forproductiv...
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Sep 16th, 2013
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Government announces plan of action, seeks public input by December 12 Health Canada news advisory - Sept. 13, 2013 - Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has determined that current agricultural practices related to the use of neonicotinoid treated corn and soybean seed are havin...
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Sep 11th, 2013
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By Rob O’Flanagan The Record August 30 2013ELORA — During a public forum Wednesday, a relatively new class of pesticides with difficult to pronounce names like clothianidin, imidacloprid, and thiamethoxam were singled out as the likely culprit behind the catastrophic collapse of bee populations here ...
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Sep 11th, 2013
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By Roger Klein, CTV Barrie September 10, 2013  Colonies of bees are dying off in massive numbers, all across the province.Federal inspectors are in Grey County this week, getting a first-hand look. Pesticides are being blamed, a ban isn't likely. Honeybees were active in Dave Schuit’s Saugeen Country...
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Sep 10th, 2013
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By Kate Harries AWARE News Network September 10 2013Listed below are the members of the Ontario Bee Health Working Group, from a list on the Ontario government website. Most of the committee is made up of the very bureaucrats, federal and provincial, that have allowed the use of neonicotinoids. ...
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Sep 5th, 2013
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HMGA release September 3 2013Welcome to the fourth of seven video clips that are being brought to you by theHolland Marsh Growers’ Association (HMGA) – and this time talking about how thefarmers in this unique area have been and continue to grow for an ever-diverse andgrowing population. Providing fo...
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Aug 25th, 2013
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Holland Marsh Growers' Association release August 24 2013Welcome to the third of seven video clips that are being brought to you by the Holland Marsh Growers’ Association (HMGA) – but this time, we have a couple of twists and surprises. Research and innovation is the heart of what takes place in farm...