OUR FOCUS ISSUES

Glyphosate

Glyphosate is the most widely used pesticide in the world, by far. It is sprayed on lawns, growing crops, fields, and roadsides, and also on Canadian forests.

Gene Editing

Genetic engineering (GE) is a technique applied to food (and other living organisms) whereby the gene structure of the food is modified or edited in a way that would not occur in nature.

Chlorpyrifos

Chlorpyrifos is an organophosphate pesticide sprayed directly on growing crops, sprayed to kill mosquitoes, and sprayed on certain forest trees. In Canada many food crops are affected.

Our Mission

To promote the health of Canadians by upholding the administration of laws concerning the assessment of the safety of food.

The focus of our work is in the legal and regulatory arena. Our president, Mary Lou McDonald, is a trained lawyer with almost three decades of experience, and our board has experience in academia, business and activism.

Latest Articles & News

SAFE FOOD MATTERS SUES AGAIN ON GLYPHOSATE

November 2, 2022.  Safe Food Matters Inc. has launched its second lawsuit against Health Canada over its 2017 re-registration of glyphosate. It claims Health Canada, through the Pest Management Regulatory Agency, acted unreasonably and unfairly when on September 29, 2022 it rejected the group’s objections for the second time. Safe Food Matters initially sued PMRA […]
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It’s Time to Ban Glyphosate!

Glyphosate, the world’s most-used herbicide, is almost impossible to avoid.  Glyphosate is in your water, in much of of the food you eat, in the soils growing that food, in forests, rivers and streams, and in wildlife. The science is clear to us. Glyphosate is harming our health and the environment. Yet pesticide regulators are […]
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Comments on Targeted Review of PCPA

This post provides the detailed comments submitted by Safe Food Matters to the Pest Management Regulatory Agency’s (PMRA’s) consultation on the “Targeted Review” of the Pest Control Products Act (PCPA). By way of background, In Summer, 2021, there was public outcry to proposed increases to “maximum residue limits” of pesticides in food, and this consultation […]
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Consultation on Targeted Review of Pesticides Act: Real-World Data and Independence

This post is about providing comments on the third objective of the Pest Management Regulatory Agency’s (PMRA’s) consultation on the “Targeted Review” of the Pest Control Products Act (PCPA).In Summer, 2021, there was public outcry to proposed increases to “maximum residue limits” of pesticides in food, and this consultation (set out in Discussion Document 2022-01) […]
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