Canada gives up on totally banning pesticides that kill bees

Canada gives up on totally banning pesticides that kill bees
Canada gives up on totally banning pesticides that kill bees
Canada announced on Wednesday (31) restrictions on the use of neonicotinoid pesticides in agriculture to protect aquatic insects, but has backed down on the proposal for a total ban presented after the massive death of bees.

The health agency, Health Canada, proposed in 2018 to eradicate the use of clothianidin and thiamethoxam, two of the three neonicotinoid pesticides that are widely applied in plantations in this country.

But, after a reassessment of scientific information, including new water monitoring data and 47,000 public presentations, the agency said in a statement that it found that “some uses do not pose a risk to aquatic insects, while other uses do pose worrisome risks for aquatic insects ”.

Pesticide manufacturers will have two years to adapt to the new regulations, which include reduced rates and the number of applications, in addition to spray plugs.

The regulations apply to a variety of fruit and vegetable crops, such as onions, lettuce, blueberries, potatoes, corn and soybeans.

Neonicotinoids, nicotine-derived pesticides, are absorbed by plants and are responsible for the decline of bee colonies worldwide.

They are also suspected of altering the insects’ nervous system and ability to fly.

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