Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Life Without Pesticides in Canada

On vacation in the dog-friendly Provincetown, Massachusetts, we talked with Andree and her three-year-old dog Chanel about life without pesticides in Canada.

The fight against pesticides has been more successful in Canada than in the United States, and Andree's home province of Quebec is a leader in activism.

Quebec not only bans cosmetic use of pesticides ("cosmetic use"refers to chemical use for a greener lawn rather than for fighting diseases), but also strictly regulates sale of pesticides in stores.