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Two faculty members from Dalhousie Faculty of Agriculture address Senate of Canada committee on pollinators

Posted by stephanie rogers on March 24, 2014 in Alumni & Friends, News

The Agriculture and Forestry Standing Committee of the Senate of Canada is conducting a study on the importance of bees and bee health in the production of honey, food and seed in Canada.

On Tuesday, March 25th, Dr. Derek Lynch, Canada Research Chair in Organic Agriculture at the Dalhousie Agriculture Campus (DAC), will present to the Senators on the contribution of organic farming systems in providing habitat and floral resources known to be essential for wild bee populations.

Dr. Chris Cutler an entomologist also at DAC, spoke to the Senators earlier this year mainly on the issue of pesticides and pollinators, particularly in reference to risks posed by the widely used neonicotinoid insecticides, a controversial topic that has been heavily debated and studied in North America and Europe.