05 March 2009 18:13 [Source: ICIS news]
TORONTO (ICIS news)--Canada’s Ontario province has released a final list of lawn and cosmetic pesticides that will be banned beginning on 22 April, but industry participants said on Thursday that the ban lacked a solid scientific basis and would end up harming farmers and lawn care providers.
“The government is discouraging innovation with these regulations and that jeopardises the ability of farmers to continue to produce a safe and affordable supply of healthy foods,” she said.
“Without access to the newest pest control innovations,
"The ban protects
CropLife noted that pesticides were already regulated under Canadian federal laws. The
Industry commentators noted that the regulations included Dow AgroSciences’ 2,4-D pesticide product.
The company last year filed a notice of action under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) against
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