Health Canada has determined that Glyphosate is not a concern to human health or the environment when used according to the label.

The findings were published in the agency's final re-evaluation on the product.

Glyphosate, marketed under brand names such as Roundup and Vision, is a common herbicide that is used to control weeds.

It is registered for use in a wide variety of settings, including agriculture, forestry, and home gardens and patios.

Glyphosate is used both commercially and by homeowners.

Based on this re-evaluation, Health Canada will continue the registration of products that contain glyphosate, but will require updates to the product labels to help provide additional protection to humans and the environment.

By April 2019, manufacturers will be required to ensure that all commercial labels on pesticides containing glyphosate include the following:

A statement indicating that re-entry into the sprayed areas should be restricted to 12 hours after application in agricultural areas where glyphosate products were used.
-A statement indicating that the product is to be applied only when the potential to spread to areas of human activity, such as houses, cottages, schools and recreational areas, is minimal.
-Instructions for spray buffer zones to protect non-targeted areas and aquatic habitats from unintended exposure.
-Precautionary statements to reduce the potential for runoff of glyphosate into aquatic areas.

For individuals using any pesticides around the home, Health Canada advises Canadians to:

-Use only pesticides that have been approved in Canada, which can be identified by the Pest Control Product or PCP registration number on the main portion of the label.
-Be familiar with the proper handling and application procedures.
-Always read the label carefully to make sure you are choosing the right product for the right situation, and follow all safety precautions on the label carefully.

Health Canada will continue to monitor research on potential impacts of glyphosate products to ensure the safety and security of Canadians and the environment. The Department is committed to working closely with its international counterparts on evidence-based approaches to pesticide regulations.

More Ag News

CFA Welcomes Tax Rate Reduction

The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) is applauding the federal government's decision to lower its small business tax rate from 10.5 per cent to 9 per cent by the year 2019. "A reduced overall…

MacAulay Meets With Pope

On Monday, Federal Ag Minister Lawrence MacAulay joined Pope Francis and the G7 agriculture ministers in Rome at the United Nations' thirty-seventh World Food Day. He spoke to the theme of World Food…

*UPDATED* - Dairy Farmers of Canada Responds To U.S. NAFTA Proposal

Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) has issued another statement after it was revealed the United States may be looking for increased access to Canada's protected dairy market. The following statement was…

*UPDATED* - Dairy Farmers of Canada Responds To U.S. NAFTA Proposal

Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) has issued another statement after it was revealed the United States may be looking for increased access to Canada's protected dairy market. The following statement was…

Railways Prepare To Move Large Crop

Are Canada's railways ready for another bumper crop? That's the question being asked by farmers as harvest wraps up for another year, with above average yields for cereals and canola. Keystone…

Researchers Look To Beavers To Help Solve Cattle Digestive Issues

What do beavers and cows have in common? That's what Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) researchers are working to find out. Researchers have been examining beaver guts for a couple years at…

Federal Gov Invests In Welfare Of Canadian Livestock

The federal government is supporting the Canadian livestock sector in its efforts to raise healthy, productive and well-cared for animals. The Liberals have announced an investment of up to $1.31…

Mental Health Focus Of Second Annual Manitoba Rural Women's Day

Mental health will be the focus of the second annual Manitoba Rural Women's Day, taking place Saturday in Minnedosa. The event is hosted by the Manitoba Women's Institute. The theme this year is "A…

BASF To Acquire Parts Of Bayer's Seed And Non-Selective Herbicide Business

BASF has signed an agreement to acquire significant parts of Bayer's seed and non-selective herbicide businesses. The move was made as Bayer prepares to move ahead with its planned acquisition of…

Potato Growers Could See Record Yields This Year

The province's potato harvest is coming to a close. Vikram Bisht with Manitoba Agriculture estimates progress at over 95 per cent complete. He says this year's crop is looking very good, despite the…

USDA Report Shows Lower Soybean End Stocks

On Thursday, the USDA has released its October World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) Report. Dan Basse, president of Ag Resource Company in Chicago, says the big highlight was the…

Manitoba Canola Growers Seeking Board Members

The Manitoba Canola Growers Association (MCGA) has four positions up for election this year. President Chuck Fossay is up for re-election, as is Director Curtis McRae. Ed Rempel and Brian Chorney…

MacAulay Promotes Trade In Germany

Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay has completed the first leg of a 10-day European agricultural trade mission in Cologne, Germany. As part of his efforts to build on the momentum of the…

Province Receives Legal Opinion On Federal Carbon Pricing Plan

The Province of Manitoba has received expert legal opinion on the constitutionality of the federal government’s carbon pricing benchmark and backstop proposals. Dr. Bryan Schwartz of the University…

Farmers Edge Joins Forces With Planet

Farmers Edge has announced a strategic partnership to bring Planet's global monitoring platform to its precision agriculture product suite. Planet, based in San Fransisco, is an integrated aerospace…

Soybean Harvest Winding Down

Manitoba's soybean harvest is wrapping up for another year. Cassandra Tkachuk is a production specialist with Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Growers. She talked about some of the yields that were being…

Spread of PED Virus Slowing

There have been over 70 cases of the PED virus confirmed in Manitoba this year. Manitoba Pork General Manager Andrew Dickson says the spread of the disease is slowing, noting they're still seeing the…

Make Sure You Get Paid For Grain Delivery

For farmers looking to guarantee payment when delivering grain this fall, it's important to make sure that the company accepting the grain is licensed by the Canadian Grain Commission. Catherine…

2017 Beef Market Continues To Be Strong

2017 has seen strong demand for Canadian beef both on the domestic and export market. Anne Wasko, a Market Analyst with Cattle Trends, says prices have been good with wholesale prices trading 3 to 4%…

Rural Author Connects With Readers

Manitoba author Sharron Arksey was on tour this week in southern Manitoba promoting her new book. The Waiting Place is about a young farm wife giving birth to her first child. Arskey has spent most…

Steinbachonline.com is Steinbach's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Operation Christmas Child - Shoebox Store

17 October 2017 3:30 pm - 18 November 2017 2:30 pm

Landmark Christian Fellowship





Author Talks

17 October 2017 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Jake Epp Library, Steinbach





Games Night at the Library!

18 October 2017 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Jake Epp Library, Steinbach





Get Better Together

19 October 2017 9:30 am

Bethesda Hospital Crocus Room





Login