EPA Acknowledges Deadly Effects of Pesticides on Bees, but Refuses to Restrict Their Use

by Daniel Barker In a disconnect of mammoth proportions, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has just acknowledged the threat to bee populations posed by neonicotinoid pesticides, while simultaneously reversing its position regarding a proposal to limit their use. On January 12, the EPA admitted for the first time that three commonly used neonicotinoid pesticides…

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