Warnings against neonics continue as Oregon bans pesticide

Claire Kremen, my PI, just wrote an insightful piece that appears on the UC Berkeley Blog arguing why neonicotinoid pesticides should be better regulated by the EPA and the Farm Bill ought to be changed to better reflect agricultural practices that don’t disrupt bee biology (and are better for the soil, wildlife, and people too).

In other news, Oregon just permanently banned the neonicotinoid pesticides responsible for the thousands of bumble bee deaths this past summer. Will other states follow suite?

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