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Response available to PMRA open consultation

Online Submission Tool Provided by Grain Farmers of Ontario

GUELPH, ON (October 28, 2013) – Grain Farmers of Ontario invites all farmer-members and industry stakeholders to submit comments to the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) in response to their open consultation on Notice of Intent NOI2013-01, Action to Protect Bees from Exposure to Neonicotinoid Pesticides.

“It’s important that all corn, soybean, and wheat farmers and industry stakeholders take the opportunity to express our perspectives on this topic,” says Barry Senft, CEO of Grain Farmers of Ontario. “The PMRA requires a broad perspective of all aspects of this complex issue.”

To facilitate the process, Grain Farmers of Ontario has prepared a response, available for easy online submission, at www.gfo.ca/ProtectingPollinators. The letter encourages the continuation of a balanced, scientific approach to the issue and the implementation of protective measures for the 2014 planting season.

“It’s critical that our members, as well as our industry peers, participate in the consultation process as it will affect the outcome of the product re-evaluation,” says Senft. 

The consultation period closes December 12th. Information about the consultation can be found at: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/pest/part/consultations/_noi2013-01/index-eng.php.

Grain Farmers of Ontario

Grain Farmers of Ontario is the province’s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario’s 28,000 corn, soybean and wheat farmers. The crops they grow cover 6 million acres of farm land across the province, generate over $2.5 billion in farm gate receipts, result in over $9 billion in economic output and are responsible for over 40,000 jobs in the province.

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Barry Senft, CEO - 1-800-265-0550; bsenft@gfo.ca

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