Scientists and NGOs call for ban on class of pesticide

With other pest control methods identified as affordable and effective, there is now no reason to continue using neonics. A global ban in now being considered.

The class of pesticides known as "neonicotinoids" have been blamed for high levels of pollinator deaths. International scientists are calling for a global ban. Photo: Michael McCollum/The Record/Canadian Press International and domestic call to ban neonicotinoids This week more than 200 scientists from several countries around the world have written an open letter calling for international action to end the use of neonicotinoid pesticides, known commonly as “neonics”. A farmer in southern Ontario plants field corn coated with neonicotinoids. It is believed the dust from planting carries the toxin far from the field onto other plants, the soil, and […]

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