The assessment can be found HERE.
Comments are due by APRIL 14th.
Trade names for imidacloprid include:
and others... check your labels!
Opponents of modern agriculture are working overtime to remove neonics from the marketplace. Aided by a sympathetic media that all too often gives credence to their unsupported claims, these groups hope to convince the EPA that neonics must be banned to save our bees. Even though there is no rational basis for their allegations, we have seen what happens in Europe and elsewhere when political expediency trumps sound science. We cannot afford to let that happen here.
While we sometimes criticize our regulators for not always using a scientific approach to rulemaking, there is much in this risk assessment report that we can agree with and we should let them know that. For example, the report found that most uses of imidacloprid pose minimal risks to pollinators. Unfortunately, there are several areas, in which the potential risks are overestimated and we plan to work with the EPA to explain and correct this.
Comments are due by APRIL 14th.
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