Tag: Pierre Petelle

CropLife Canada announces new president

CropLife Canada has named Pierre Petelle as its new president and CEO. Petelle, who has served as vice-president of chemistry for the crop protection and plant technology trade association since 2012, replaces Ted Menzies, who stepped down in January. “The board of directors is unanimous in its enthusiasm for having Pierre lead CropLife Canada. Pierre… Read more »

TWORA — Attitudes About Farming Improve, Dairy Farmers Rally & Glyphosate Uncertainty Looms — June 2

Canadians’ views on farming are improving, according to new survey results shared this week. There are some problem areas though, as we hear from the head of Farm and Food Care Canada on this week’s podcast. Health Canada is considering allowing irradiation of beef to kill bad bacteria, dairy farmers are back rallying on Parliament… Read more »

Uncertainty Surrounding EU Glyphosate Decision on Both Sides of the Atlantic

Update — June 6, 2016 — After failing twice to approve a new license for glyphosate, EU member states did not support a limited 12-18 month extension of the herbicide’s current license on Monday. The inability of European Union member countries to come to an agreement over glyphosate could have implications for agriculture on this… Read more »

Health Canada Plans to Drop Conditional Pesticide Registrations

Health Canada has issued notice it intends to stop granting new conditional registrations for pesticides as of June 1st, 2016. “The Government of Canada is committed to making regulatory decisions that are open and transparent, which is why we have decided to discontinue the use of conditional registrations,” said Jane Philpott, Minister of Health, earlier this… Read more »

Popular Fungicides Under Scrutiny, Possible Ban in the EU — What Does This Mean for Canada?

Several incredibly important and effective crop fungicides, including those that suppress fusarium in cereals, could be banned from use in the European Union soon. While this is an immediate concern for European farmers who could lose access to certain insecticide and fungicide classes, the ramifications for Canada could translate to over a billion dollars in… Read more »