Lots of pesticides on the Prairie

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Just came across an interesting article on pesticide use, or should we say overuse, in Saskatchewan. This Globe and Mail editorial outlines how Saskatchewan is both the largest producer of organic food (per capita) and has the most lax cosmetic pesticide legislation. With more and more jurisdictions moving towards restrictions on cosmetic pesticides, one has to wonder when Saskatchewan will tackle the issue.

The two main pesticide regulations in Saskatchewan, the Pesticide Control Products Act and the Pesticide Control Products Regulations make no mention of cosmetic pesticides, nor has either law been meaningfully revised in the past 10 years.