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Tainted science used to justify continued use of pesticide linked to cancer

“Monsanto papers” suggest some studies Canada used to okay glyphosate use were biased

OTTAWA – With the recent revelation that Monsanto allegedly manipulated studies on glyphosate, health and environmental groups are calling on the federal government to carefully consider the notorious “Monsanto papers” as it deliberates the future of the chemical’s use in Canada.

“Some of the studies and publications Health Canada relied on to approve the continued use of glyphosate in Canada have been implicated in alleged misconduct by the chemical giant, Monsanto,” said Dr. Elaine MacDonald, Healthy Communities director at Ecojustice. “The question now is whether Canada will choose to turn a blind eye to this fact and continue to rely on this research to justify exposing Canadians to products that could cause cancer.” Read more about Tainted science used to justify continued use of pesticide linked to cancer

Event

Council of Canadians Edmonton Chapter Activist Picnic

Jun 26 2017

You are cordially invited to attend a picnic to celebrate the work of the Council of Canadians Edmonton Chapter and to help us to make a difference in 2017.

Last year, our main theme was Climate Change, attracting well-known climate advocates such as Andrew Nikiforuk in public forums. The majority of nations are acknowledging the effects of Climate Change; local awareness and action may be critical. Meanwhile, other environmental issues become more pronounced, as toxic chemicals become increasingly dangerous and water shortages, drought and pollution are exacerbated.  Read more about Council of Canadians Edmonton Chapter Activist Picnic

Location

Site 6
Victoria Park (1st right turn past Glenora Club west on River Valley Rd.)
Edmonton , AB
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Report: Cosmetic Pesticides – Provincial Policies & Municipal Bylaws: Lessons Learned & Best Practices

From the media release:

The Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE) released a new report that documents the dismal state of affairs when it comes to protecting Canadian children from cosmetic pesticides used on lawns and gardens.

Download the backgrounder and full report below. Read more about Report: Cosmetic Pesticides – Provincial Policies & Municipal Bylaws: Lessons Learned & Best Practices

Event

Ban Chlorpyrifos Presentation

Apr 1 2016

Sheryl McCumsey, co-ordinator for Pesticide Free Edmonton, will be giving a presentation about the harmful effects of the pesticide Chlorpyrifos.

This pesticide is used throughout and around our city. The presentation will include how this is not being properly evaluated by Health Canada and what we can do about it. Edmonton remains the last municipality in Canada to use this for mosquito larvae. The event will take place at the University of Alberta Education Building South room 122. Read more about Ban Chlorpyrifos Presentation

Location

Room 122
Education Centre South, University of Alberta
Edmonton , AB
Action Alert

Action Alert: Stop the Use of Chlorpyrifos (Dursban) for Mosquitoes by the City of Edmonton

Pesticide Free Alberta is asking for your help to ask that the City of Edmonton stop spraying Chlorpyrifos for mosquitoes. To make this request, you can:

THEN, forward this Action Alert to five friends, and ask them to do the same? Why? Read on. Read more about Action Alert: Stop the Use of Chlorpyrifos (Dursban) for Mosquitoes by the City of Edmonton

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