Hello friends, today we want to share a sad news for our American pollinator friends. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will allow the use of four of the most devastating chemicals for bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects… 🐝☠️🦋🇺🇸😥
It is incredible that these products banned in the European Union will be able to be used in the US for at least the next 15 years.
These pesticides attack receptors in insects’ nerve synapses, causing uncontrollable tremors, paralysis and death ☠️ ☠️ Not only that, these chemicals are water-soluble and quickly leach from plants into soils and streams, causing such harmful impacts on wildlife that Canada has restricted their use and the EU has banned the outdoor deployment of clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam.
The U.S. federal government is willing to give in to pressure from agricultural groups and pesticide manufacturers for nationwide use.
It is very bad news and from the 2Bee community we want to denounce this incomprehensible decision.
One of our goals is to form a community large enough to become a lobby that spreads these kinds of harmful practices and tries to stop them.
Companies like Bayer and Syngenta sell corn and soybean seeds coated with neonicotinoids to farmers. A small part remains in the plant, but also seeps into pollen, water and soil where it comes into direct contact with insects.
It’s an unnecessary drama considering the meager benefits to agricultural production from using neonicotinoid seeds and how lethal it is to bees.
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