Ontario agriculture roiled as urban politicians impose continent’s first neonic ban

July 14, 2015

From: AgriNews

By Candice Vetter – AgriNews Staff Writer


“The Ontario government’s rush to regulate treated seed, without scientific basis, is dividing rural Ontario and further exacerbating the rural-urban divide. At the same time, agenda-driven, political appointees are fracturing rural relationships,” says the press release, quoting GFO chair Mark Brock.


Brock then says beekeepers readily admit that poor hive management (starvation, weak colonies, fungal infections and mite infestations) and weather are likely to blame for bee mortalities.

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