OBA Media Release: Ontario Doing Little to Protect Insect Pollinators

The OBA today issued a Media Release recommending that the Government of Ontario adopt 12 specific actions for the protection of insect pollinators and sustainability of Ontario’s beekeeping industry. These include reversing the trend of habitat and forage loss and continued tracking of all seed treatment chemical use so that better, science-based decisions can be made regarding pesticide use in Ontario.

The Government of Ontario is currently proposing amendments to O. Reg. 63/09: General made under the Pesticides Act to reduce complexity and modernize pesticide management in Ontario while ensuring protection of human health and the environment.

Since 1881 the Ontario Beekeepers’ Association (OBA) has represented the interests of Ontario beekeepers. The OBA urges the Government of Ontario to renew its commitment to protecting insect pollinators and to put in place actions and stronger policies to protect all insect pollinators and help sustain a beekeeping industry that is so vital to the production of Ontario fruits and vegetables. 

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