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Detail

Area
Canada
Commodity Group
Oilseeds, oils and meals
Commodity
Insecticides
Date
01/09/2017
Policy Category
Consumption and marketing
Policy Instrument
Pesticide regulation
Description
Proposed, based on safety concerns, the complete phase-out of Matador, an insecticide widely used in rapeseed cultivation.
Notes
Citing safety concerns, Canada’s health authorities proposed a complete phase-out of an insecticide known by the commercial name ‘matador’. The pesticide, which is widely used in rapeseed cultivation, controls pests such as flea beetles, cutworms, bertha armyworms and diamondback moths. Farmers have been invited to share their comments about the envisaged measure with Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency. According to industry representatives, the proposed ban would greatly harm rapeseed growers and the industry as a whole. Observers also pointed out that Canada ought to align its regulations with other countries such as the United States, due to the large amount of rapeseeds that is exported.