Canada Splits the Baby

December 26, 2017

From: CBC News

New limits, but no all-out ban on pesticides that harm bee population

Health Canada says use of pesticides under new rules will not pose “unacceptable risk” to bees

By Kathleen Harris, Susan Lunn, CBC News

The federal government has proposed tighter restrictions around two insecticides that are harmful to bees, but stopped short of an all-out ban.

Health Canada announced new mitigation measures today on the neonicotinoids clothianidin and thiamethoxam, pesticides which are sold as seed treatment or sprays to protect agricultural crops from various insects.

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