Chlorpyrifos is a dangerous pesticide that is sprayed on crops such as wheat and potatoes and all too often winds up on the dinner plates of Canadians.
It has been demonstrated to be a risk to human health and is notorious for its potential to cause brain damage in children.
In May 2021, Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) announced that the use of chlorpyrifos would be cancelled in Canada. However, it is allowing a three-year phase-out period meaning that this dangerous pesticide can still be used until December 2023.
This is despite international evidence available to the PMRA that chlorpyrifos is a danger to human health.
Three more years of chlorpyrifos is too long.