Canada bans neonic pesticides implicated in bee declines

By CBC News Ottawa, August 17, 2018

Health Canada's proposal to ban two neonicotinoids

Health Canada announced this week they're proposing a ban on on two neonicotinoid pesticides — clothianidin and thiamethoxam — which would be phased out in the next three to five years. 

Neonicotinoids, otherwise known as neonics, have been the focus of enormous controversy over the last few years with scientists and environmentalists raising serious concerns about their impacts on bees, natural pollinating insects, butterflies, beetles, and aquatic organisms.

The European Union has already banned them, and now Canada looks poised to follow suit.

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