Équiterre calls for glyphosate ban in Canada

Canadians can no longer have confidence in the decision to re-register glyphosate in Canada

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Last signataires : Mathieu - Alexandre - Anik

WE MUST DEMAND TRANSPARENCY AND THE PROHIBITION OF GLYPHOSATE

Monsanto manipulated public science to downplay the cancer risk of its pesticide glyphosate. Recent revelations show that research biased by Monsanto was used in the re-assessment of glyphosate that was conducted in Canada in 2017! And what we know today is just the tip of the iceberg.


The process to evaluate glyphosate’s risk to our health
and our environment was compromised.

MORE DOUBTS AROUND CANADA'S PESTICIDE AND TOXIC PRODUCT EVALUATION

Glyphosate is the most widely used pesticide in the world. It is found everywhere: in the water, air, soil, rainwater, and even in our plates. Glyphosate was detected:

  • in 80% of the foods we had analyzed (including wheat, corn, beans, oats, pulses), ex.: Cheerios, Tim Hortons Timbits, tortillas, pasta and hummus and
  • in more than 30% of 3,200 food samples tested in the Canada Food Inspection Agency’s most recent study, some of which had concentrations exceeding the residue limits considered “safe” by Health Canada.

OUR GOVERNMENT AUTHORITIES MUST PROTECT US FROM PESTICIDES AND TOXICS

We must demand immediate action to:

  • cancel the re-registration of glyphosate in Canada, as we can no longer have confidence in the 2017 decision, which was based on industry-biased science;
  • that the Federal Minister of Health conduct an independent review (as permitted by law) of the glyphosate assessment process in Canada to, among other things, investigate possible interference by Monsanto in the Canadian assessment*;
  • have glyphosate added to the list of restricted pesticides for agricultural use by Quebec’s Minister of Environment**;
  • have unlimited public access to all the studies, statistics and correspondences about the impacts of pesticides that have been submitted by the pesticide industry and used by regulatory agencies.** 




*Updated February 4, 2019, in response to Health Canada's decision of January 11, 2019, not to reconsider its decision on glyphosate, as requested by Ecojustice on behalf of Équiterre, the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, Environmental Defense, David Suzuki Foundation and Prevent Cancer Now in the Final Notice of Objection to Re-evaluation Decision RDV2017-01, dated October 29, 2018.

**Added February 14, 2019, to 12,584 signatures, in addition to the original requirements

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