Ban Heard Round The World, New Farm Bill, Importance of Swarms
In this segment of The Neonicotinoid View, June Stoyer and Tom Theobald continue the discussion about the recent EU ban on neonicotinoids and how this may or may not impact the rest of the world. Also discussed in this segment is the law suit Tom is involved in how it relates to the new Farm Bill. Lastly, the importance of swarming will be discussed.
“The Neonicotinoid View”, which is produced by The Organic View Radio Show is unique, weekly program that explores the impact of neonicotinoids on the environment. Tune in each week as June and Tom explore the latest research and news from the beekeeping community. To listen to the segment, press the play button on the video below.
In 2013, the European Union prohibited the use of three chemicals on flowering crops that are attractive to honey bees and other pollinators that are rapidly declining, including oilseed rape, sunflower and corn, acting on advice from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) in Parma, Italy, an EU-funded independent scientific advisory body.
In case you missed it, recently, the EU made history with a decision to ban three major neonicotinoid pesticides: Clothianidin, Imidacloprid, and Thiamethoxam. To listen to that interview and learn more please read EU Bans Neonicotinoids. Will USA Follow?