Ontario introduces neonic regulations

March 25, 2015

Editor’s Note: The new Ontario restrictions are going into place as additional evidence accumulates demonstrating that neonics are not the cause of bee health decline.

From: The Western Producer

by Robert Arnason

Ontario unveiled regulations this morning to reduce the use of insecticide seed treatments by 80 percent.


GFO chair Henry Van Ankum said last fall that the government is ignoring those efforts and attacking grain farming for political gain.

“With this announcement, agriculture and rural Ontario has been put on notice: the popular vote trumps science and practicality.”

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