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Neonics finally banned?

 
John Master
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http://m.startribune.com/politics/statelocal/326524291.html?section=%2Fwebpage

Had no idea this issue was in front of a court and here this happens. Good news for beekeepers and foodies alike.
 
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John Masters : This is good news! It must be noted that this is ( I Think ) the banning of a single Neo-nic and not the entire class of nicotine poison related insecticides !

These things usually move in a pendulum like see-saw manner -it appears that the pendulum is moving in a more Insect and indeed whole earth direction now !

For the crafts ! Big AL
 
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What I gathered was that researchers were trying to pin the toxicity on the orchard sprays where bees forage (minute amounts) and overlooking dust from the seed coatings in monocrop planting that lands everywhere (mega amounts) and can get picked up by the bees and brought back to the hive. Hopefully if that was taken into consideration the entire class will be pulled and not just for instance orchard sprays? So much speculation on this topic it's hard to get straight answers though...
 
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You are right, it looks like it was just that one called sulfoxaflor. Hopefully this is the start of getting the rest of them pulled.
 
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