28 Sep '14, 5pm

MT @BarefootBee: Dow Chemical joins Bayer and Syngenta in the global war on pollinators #bees #beekeepe…

MT @BarefootBee: Dow Chemical joins Bayer and Syngenta in the global war on pollinators #bees #beekeepe…

to impose conditional registration on sulfoxaflor due to inconclusive and outstanding data on long-term honey bee brood impacts. At that time, the agency requested two additional studies—a study on residue impacts, and a field test to assess impacts to honey bee colonies and brood development. This week, the EPA granted full unconditional registration to sulfoxaflor stating that there were no outstanding data, and that even though sulfoxaflor is highly toxic to bees it does not demonstrate substantial residual toxicity to exposed bees, nor are “catastrophic effects” on bees expected from its use. While sulfoxaflor exhibited behavioral and navigational abnormalities in honey bees, the EPA downplays these effects as “short-lived.” The agency says it has reviewed 400 studies in collaboration with its counterparts in Australia and Canada to support its decision. However, these...

Full article: http://ecowatch.com/2013/05/08/epa-approves-new-pesticide...

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