Nixing neonics

By Leslie Anthony
November 13 was the last day to comment to the Feds on their proposed ban of several neonicitinoid insecticides currently having grave effects on bees, other pollinators, aquatic insects and other organisms. Like many other Canadians, I made sure I got on the website comment page to let them know that although it was great Canada was planning to implement a ban, in typical foot-dragging government fashion they were far too beholden to shrill industry voices in proposing a three- to five-year phase out while in France, all agricultural uses of the three main neonics were already banned and all outdoor uses would be banned throughout the European Union by the end of the year.…

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November 14, 2018


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