Law to reduce use of bee-killing pesticides upheld in court

October 28, 2015 at 10:15 am Leave a comment

An Ontario Superior Court has upheld a provincial regulation to dramatically reduce the number of acres planted with corn and soybean seeds coated with a class of pesticides known as neonicotinoids, which are toxic to bees.

In a decision reached Oct. 23, the court rejected an attempt by the Grain Farmers of Ontario to enact a stay on the seed treatment regulations passed into law in July.

The regulations demand that farmers plant only half their acreage with neonicotinoid-treated seeds in 2016.

Starting in the 2017 planting season, farmers must complete a pest assessment report to prove they need the neonicotinoids before any use will be allowed.

Read more about this decision HERE on CBC News.

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Entry filed under: Biodiversity, Food, Gardens.

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