Input into Federal regulations that have implications to farming and pesticide use.

There are two campaigns open right now opposing regulation changes that will affect pesticide regulations (including strychnine) and the fair marketing for beef that may interest ASBs and the producers they represent.  

Don’t Label My Beef  This campaign allows anyone to support the Canadian beef industries fight to keep health warning labels off of ground beef. 

“Health Canada is proposing regulations that would require ground beef sold in stores to carry a “high in” saturated fat warning label. This could lead consumers to believe that ground beef is unhealthy when in fact, it’s a nutrient-rich, wholesome source of protein that Canadians rely on. Ground beef is a foundational food for Canadian families and a staple in households from coast to coast to coast. It’s one of the most affordable, convenient, and accessible sources of proteins available to Canadians.

Now, more than ever, we need to ensure Canadians continue to have access to affordable, accessible, and whole, nutritious foods, like ground beef. With inflation costs and food prices rising, we can’t afford Health Canada’s proposed warning label on ground beef. It risks affordability and has far-reaching negative economic and nutritional impacts on Canadians, especially the most vulnerable.​”

Pest Control Products Act – public consultation  

Online consolation process for the proposed changes have been extended until June 30, 2022 (Gov of Canada June 3 update). Health Canada is proposing changes to the current Pest Control Products Act and process opens the door to public opinion and special interest group campaigns to slowdown or impeded pesticide registrations. The current system is considered science based, and relies on testimony and evidence from experts in the field.

Advancing Agriculture is a website created by Canadian national crop commodity groups to make it easy for participants participate in this consultation by generating letters addressed to the PMRA and automatically sending them to the correct place. Participants are asked for their name, postal code and are able to either send the letter that is already drafted or customize the letter before sending. This can be done on the computer or from a mobile device.

“The Government of Canada is considering changes to Canada’s world-class pesticide regulatory system. Now is the time to make your voice heard and let the government know that the agriculture industry needs a science-based regulatory system that supports innovation to contribute to global food security, drive greater sustainability and compete on the world stage.”

Implications to Resolution 3-21, 4-21, 1-19, 

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