Insecticides the Pesticide Industry Said Were “Safer for Bees” Found to Stress and Kill Honey Bees

Posted on Jul 3 2020 - 9:00am by UOG

sebastien rosset  | @metanephros

The study indicates that, “With the recent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approval for use of both flupyradifurone and sulfoxaflor, and with the growing concern regarding pollinator health, it is important to better understand any potential negative impacts (especially sub-lethal) of these pesticides on bees.” However, this statement begs the question ‘why these two new bee-toxic pesticide were approved by EPA in the first place.’

This process is familiar and frustrating to those who continue to fight against the decline of pollinators: the chemical industry introduces and EPA approves new toxic pesticides marketed as “safer” to the specific problem caused by its older products, only to find out through independent and academic research that the problem is not solved in the least.

READ THE FULL STORY: https://beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/2020/06/insecticides

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