This in-depth update brings together the latest developments on the role of pesticides in environmental and health crises. News on the impacts of pesticides, particularly glyphosate, is accelerating as more documents about the science and regulation of agrochemicals come to light.
The term “pesticides” includes herbicides, insecticides and fungicides.
Pour l’information en français: “Guide OGM et Pesticides: 10 mythes à déconstruire” (Vigilance OGM).
The National Farmers Union is asking you to sign and share a new online petition asking Health Canada to disallow glyphosate use for “harvest management benefit.”
Glyphosate is a weedkiller but is often also used as a desiccant – which means it is sprayed on crops to dry them so they can be harvested more quickly, a practice that increases the glyphosate residues in foods. However, glyphosate is not technically a desiccant and is not registered for this use. The National Farmers Union is asking the Pesticide Management Regulatory Agency of Health Canada to remove reference to using glyphosate for desiccation.
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