Yesterday, thanks to a growing movement of concerned citizens like you, Ontario announced a bold plan for regulations to restrict neonicotinoid pesticides (AKA “neonics”). It’s the first of its kind in North America.
The provincial government considered the growing body of evidence that neonics are harmful and is proposing tough action to protect pollinators — setting a target to reduce use of these chemicals by 80 per cent!
The plan is to move millions of acres of Ontario corn and soy fields off of neonics. New regulations will be in place in time for the 2016 planting season.
This is big news, but there’s a still a lot of work to do. Please tell other provinces and the federal government to take immediate action to ban neonics.
But for now… let's celebrate the news! Together, we’re helping turn the tide on neonics.
Thanks for your support.
Researcher and Analyst
David Suzuki Foundation
P.S. Ontario’s new regulations are just the beginning… Let’s ban neonics everywhere in Canada! And share this news with your friends!