Colony Collapse Disorder:
European Bans On Neonicotinoid Pesticides!
This action took effect due to the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) scientific report , which targeted detailed risks to bees regarding toxic pesticides. Specifically, those involving crops such as; corn and sunflowers.
However, despite the evidence, the EPA has no intention of stopping the cause.
“Based on currently available data, the EPA’s scientific conclusions are similar to those expressed in the EFSA report with regard to the potential for acute effects and uncertainty about chronic risk. However, the EFSA report does not address risk management, which, under U.S. federal law, is a key component of the EPA’s pesticide regulatory scheme.
The EPA is not currently banning or severely restricting the use of the neonicotinoid pesticides. The neonicotinoid pesticides are currently being re-evaluated through registration review, the EPA’s periodic re-evaluation of registered pesticides to ensure they meet current health and safety standards. The EPA bases its pesticide regulatory decisions on the entire body of scientific literature, including studies submitted by the registrant, journal articles and other sources of peer-reviewed data.”
So apparently, here in USA, it is business as usual…
Read more straight from the source! http://www.epa.gov/