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EPA will allow use of pesticide harmful to bees

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said Monday it will allow states to use a pesticide that is harmful to bees.  The agency made an emergency exception for 11 states to use sulfoxaflor on cotton and sorghum crops.  “The only emergency here is the Trump EPA’s reckless approval of this dangerous bee-killing pesticide,” Lori Ann Burd, environmental health director at the Center for Biological Diversity, said in a statement. “It’s sickening that even amid the current insect apocalypse, the EPA’s priority is protecting pesticide industry profits.”  A study published in Nature last year found sulfoxaflor inhibited bumblebee reproduction.  Read more....

 

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