Health Canada holds off on neonicotinoid ban

June 12, 2017

From: The Western Producer

Agency seeks more information before rendering a decision on imidacloprid use in Canada


A Health Canada spokesperson didn’t provide a date for the final decision. The public and agriculture industry representatives submitted comments about the PMRA proposal from late November until the last week of March. Health Canada experts continue to review that information.


Many grower associations told the PMRA, an agency operating under Health Canada, that nationwide phase-out of imidacloprid, over five years, was too severe and there wasn’t sufficient evidence to justify such a ban.

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