Ontario to ban neonicotinoids

beeThe province of Ontario intends to be the first to restrict the use of neonicotinoids, the controversial pesticide that has been linked to a decline in the bee population. Ontario is home to over 40 percent of Canada’s beekeepers. Reports show their winter losses have risen to as high as 50 percent, from 15 percent before neonicotinoids became popular. The provincial agriculture ministry is working to establish a licensing system to be set in place by fall.

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