August 15, 2018

Statement: Grain Growers of Canada to review PMRA decision on neonicotinoids

“Grain farmers are committed to growing grain sustainably but rely on a predictable regulatory environment that provides access to the effective and targeted crop protection products that farmers need to manage risk.

“Grain farmers are concerned that the Pest Management Regulatory Agency’s (PMRA) re-evaluation process is focused on publishing proposed decisions as fast as possible. It appears that this speed limits their ability to ensure all relevant information is available and prevents them from engaging farmers so that we can fully understand the issues they raise, which would allow us to provide the PMRA with the information required to refine these decisions. GGC will be reviewing today’s decision on Clothianidin and Thiamethoxam and will provide further comment once that review is complete.”

– Jeff Nielsen, President, Grain Growers of Canada

Media Contact:
Lindsey Ehman
Manager, Communications & Stakeholder Relations
Grain Growers of Canada
(o): 613-233-9954 ext. 202
(c): 613-222-2726
(e): lehman@ggc-pgc.ca

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