Neonicotinoid use on seeds poses no danger to bees, report says

January 13, 2016

From:  Chatham Daily News

By Trevor Terfloth

Seed industry representatives say a recently released federal report on neonicotinoids, or neonics, has stated what was believed all along.

In a pre-release summary, the Pest Management Regulatory Agency said neonics applied directly to the soil might put pollinators at risk, but it adds: “No potential risk to bees was indicated for seed use.”


A full document is expected to be released later this month.

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