Updated PMRA Report on 2013 Bee Mortality Rates
The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) have released an updated report on their findings related to Canadian bee mortality rates in 2013 and the use of neonicotinoid treated corn and soybean seed. The report clearly stats that, "...current agricultural practices related to the use of neonicotinoid treated corn and soybean seed are not sustainable."
The PMRA has issued a Notice of Intent that outlines additional protective actions to protect bee populations from exposure to neonicotinoid pesticides.
Consultation on the Notice of Intent is open for 90 days (closing on December 12, 2013). Stakeholders and the public are encouraged to submit written comments in relation to the intended measures to mitigate risks to pollinators related to the use of neonicotinoid treated corn and soybean seed.
Click here to read the full report.
If you'd like to submit your written comments to the PMRA, click here.