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No one can blame the European Commission of being in the hands of industry lobbies, as in both the glyphosate and neonicotinoids cases, it made “consistent” decisions, EU Health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis told EURACTIV.com. Representatives of EU member states are expected to vote today ...
Further restrictions on neonicotinoid pesticides have been approved following a vote by EU member states. The UK voted in favour of the proposals that will see a ban on outdoor use of three neonicotinoids - Clothianidin, Imidacloprid and Thiamethoxam. Currently, their use is banned for oilseed rape, ...

A team of researchers from the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources is looking at the role neonicotinoid insecticides play in arthropod performance, specifically non-target terrestrial arthropods. Arthropods are invertebrate animals and include insects, arachnids, ...
Neonicotinoids are currently the most widely used pesticides in the world and frequently make headlines because of their harmful effects on honeybees and other insect pollinators. Now, a study published in the prestigious journal Environmental Health Perspectives, indicates they may also have an impact ...
Speaking to AgriLand last December, Louise McNamara, an entomologist with Teagasc, outlined the effect that a ban on neonicotinoids would have on the Irish tillage sector; particularly on the cereals sector – which has seen increasing levels of barley yellow dwarf virus (BYDV) in recent years.
EU governments voted Friday in Brussels to prohibit the use of neonicotinoids everywhere except greenhouses. Sixteen nations approved the restriction proposed by the European Commission, leading to a positive result under “weighted-majority” rules. The measure will be adopted by the commission, the ...

The Environmental Protection Agency, the US Department of Agriculture in a March 2018 report and recent studies from agencies in Canada and Australia, where neonicotinoids are also widely used, seed treatments, which is how the insecticide is most commonly applied, are not a major health threat to ...
Member states have voted in favour of an almost complete ban on the use of neonicotinoid insecticides across the EU. Scientific studies have long linked their use to the decline of honeybees, wild bees and other pollinators. The move represents a major extension of existing restrictions, in place since 2013 ...
A team of researchers from the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources is looking at the role neonicotinoid insecticides play in arthropod performance, specifically non-target terrestrial arthropods. Arthropods are invertebrate animals and include insects, arachnids, ...
Neonicotinoids are currently the most widely used pesticides in the world and frequently make headlines because of their harmful effects on honeybees and other insect pollinators. Now, a study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, indicates they may also have an impact on human ...
Bayer remains convinced that the restrictions are not warranted, because neonicotinoids are safe when used in accordance with the label instructions. Even under the extremely conservative evaluation criteria of the European Food Safety Authority EFSA, the most recent bee risk assessment reports (1) did ...
The ban will have far-reaching impacts on beet growers as there are currently no sustainable alternatives to neonicotinoids. As a result, it is likely there will be significant impacts on sugar beet yields in the UK, exacerbated by our maritime climate that enables significant pest and disease pressure. “Farmers ...
The European Commission decided on Friday (27 April) to impose a complete ban on neonicotinoids, after managing to achieve the necessary qualified majority among EU member states. 18 member states, including France, Germany, Italy and the UK, have endorsed a Commission proposal to further ...
But according to the Environmental Protection Agency, the US Department of Agriculture in a March 2018 report and recent studies from agencies in Canada and Australia, where neonicotinoids are also widely used, seed treatments, which is how the insecticide is most commonly applied, are not a major ...
Mounting evidence suggests one of the most widely used insecticides in the world — neonicotinoid — is threatening bees, but other experts claim there's not enough data to justify a ban in the U.S. Now, a new study has identified the specific enzymes in bees that are responsible for breaking down the ...
Neonicotinoid (neonic)insecticides are currently undergoing registration review, an extensive scientific process that the Environmental Protection Agency conducts on all registered pesticides every 15 years, to ensure they meet the latest scientific standards. The multistep process typically takes five to eight ...
In the last decade, the use of neonicotinoid insecticides increased significantly in the agricultural landscape and meanwhile considered a risk to honey bees. Besides the exposure to pesticides, colonies are treated frequently with various acaricides that beekeepers are forced to use against the parasitic ...

Last month the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) concluded that certain neonicotinoids used on farms and gardens can harm honeybees, bumblebees and solitary bees. So why the controversial insecticides still popular, how they work and why they are of concern?
A new study finds that enzymes in honey bees and bumble bees determine how sensitive they are to different neonicotinoid insecticides. The joint study by Exeter University, Rothamsted Research and Bayer found that certain neonicotinoids are more toxic to bees than others. As in other organisms, toxins ...
Neonicotinoids target nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) in the insect central nervous system. While several of the seven commercially available compounds are classified by the Environmental Protection Agency as highly toxic to honeybees if ingested or touched, two are considered only mildly ...
Neonicotinoids are a hot topic—the pesticides have been shown to be toxic to bees, which are essential for pollinating the crops in the first place. To harm bees while protecting crops from pests is counterproductive, of course. There is a strong commercial interest in protecting bees as well—to have a good ...
Researchers from the Universities of Wageningen, Ghent, and Amsterdam came to a different conclusion when they summarized 15 years of research on the hazards of neonicotinoids to bees for the first time. While many laboratory studies and other studies applying artificial exposure conditions described ...
A study into the presence of neonicotinoids in Canadian waterways suggests a ban or restriction of neonicotinoid seed treatments is not necessary. The Environmental Monitoring Working Group (EMWG) was set up to monitor the presence of imidacloprid, clothianidin and thiamethoxam in waterways after ...
David Severino, a commercial bee keeper from Phillip Island, said he wanted a ban on neonicotinoids in Australia. "Australia does have healthy bees here because we don't have other diseases that we have worldwide, however we do know the chemicals are having adverse reactions on our bees," he said ...
“Simply banning neonicotinoids without addressing the other factors of bee decline will do little to improve the viability of bee populations.” But the Pesticide Action Network (PAN) Europe called for a permanent ban on neonics. “Pollinators are facing a dramatic decline and neonics have now clearly been ...
Most uses of neonicotinoid pesticides represent a risk to wild bees and honeybees, according to assessments published today by EFSA. The Authority has updated its risk assessments of three neonicotinoids – clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam – that are currently subject to restrictions in the EU ...
In a long-awaited assessment, the European Union's food-safety agency has concluded that three controversial neonicotinoid insecticides pose a high risk to wild bees and honeybees. The findings by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) in Parma, Italy, raise the chances that the EU will soon move ...
[A] team of academic and industry scientists in Europe have traced this differing sensitivity to an enzyme in the cytochrome P450 superfamily of proteins that can metabolize at least one neonicotinoid into a less toxic derivative. The findings, published [March 22] in Current Biology, raise the possibility of ...
Recent research in Europe and the USA has demonstrated that insecticides known as neonicotinoids have a substantial impact on honey bee health. Glyphosate, a commonly used herbicide, has also been shown to have effects on non-target species such as bees. In agricultural landscapes it is expected ...
Neonicotinoids also have harmful effects on other animals, human bodies and the environment. Studies have found sizeable portions of neonicotinoids in the environment and have examined the adverse effects of the pesticides on mammals, including humans (Environmental Health Perspectives, “Effects ...
The U.S. Public Interest Research Group is among the organizations lobbying the Environmental Protection Agency to ban the pesticides, known as neonicotinoids, which are commonly used on crops. When people treat seeds with neonicotinoids, the chemicals end up in the pollen and flowers of the crops, ...
T he most widely-used class of pesticides in the country may be banned for home use in Vermont, if a bill aimed at protecting the state's pollinators becomes law. The bill, H.688, under consideration by the House Agriculture Committee earlier this week, would ban most household uses of neonicotinoids, ...
The most common neonicotinoid products are manufactured primarily by Bayer and Syngenta. Both companies said the USGS study and others around the world do not indicate a risk for the aquatic environment. “It is critical to understand that the mere detection of a pesticide, or other chemical does not ...
The bill, H.688, under consideration by the House Agriculture Committee earlier this week, would ban most household uses of neonicotinoids, a class of ... Studies have connected the increased worldwide use of neonicotinoids with honeybee colony collapse disorder and the global decline in bee ...
A recent study by the U.S. Geological Survey detected neonicotinoid pesticides in 10 Great Lakes tributaries throughout the year, although the levels were highest during the growing season. The study is the first to gather a year's worth of field data on levels of the insecticides in major waterways—in this ...
Pesticides thought to harm some kinds of bees are turning up in Great Lakes tributaries at unexpected times of the year. Neonicotinoids — or neonics for short — are used on crops, in gardens, and in pet flea medicine. A recent study by the U.S. Geological Survey found at least one such chemical in more ...
There is an EPA open public comment period for ecological risk assessments for EPA registration review of four neonicotinoid insecticides. This open comment period ends Feb. 20. The announcement for this review is available at http://bit.ly/2DW7UDp. This is an opportunity for the agricultural community ...
Fish, birds and entire ecosystems of the Great Lakes may be at risk. A new critical study revealed the presence of neonicotinoid (neonic) pesticides pervasive the Great Lakes and its tributaries. The study comes as draft legislation is circulating in Congress that would remove requirements that the U.S. EPA ...
Palmers Garden Centres, Kings Plant Barns and Oderings Garden Centres will not pull products containing neonicotinoids, but will continue to re-evaluate the situation and listen to customer feedback on the matter. Neonicotinoids are found in pesticides such as Yates Confidor and Kiwicare Plant Health ...
Neonicotinoids are the world's most widely used insecticides but growing evidence of serious harm to bees led the EU to ban their use on flowering crops such as oilseed rape, starting in spring 2014. The new findings will add to pressure on the EU to ban all outdoor uses of the pesticides, with a vote ...
Neonicotinoids are the world's most widely used insecticides but growing evidence of serious harm to bees led the EU to ban their use on flowering crops such as oilseed rape, starting in spring 2014. The new findings will add to pressure on the EU to ban all outdoor uses of the pesticides, with a vote ...
Canada doesn't want to issue a blanket ban on certain pesticides which environmental groups say are killing everything from honey bees to earthworms. Instead, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency is proposing limiting the use of two neonicotinoids and adding more warning labels to ...
"The EPA's assessments confirm neonicotinoid pesticides are extremely harmful to birds and aquatic life at the very center of our ecosystems," said Lori Ann Burd, director of the Center for Biological Diversity's environmental health program. "With bird, aquatic invertebrate and bee populations in decline, the ...
The European Commission has delayed a vote on the banning of three neonicotinoids to include all outdoor crops. Member states met at the European Commission on 12-13 December to propose an extension of the ban to all outdoor crops. Four years ago, the EU restricted use of three neonicotinoids in ...
Rivers across the country are "chronically polluted" with pesticides believed to pose a threat to bee populations, a report has found. The River Waveney on the Norfolk/Suffolk border was found to have the highest levels of neonicotinoids in the UK. The River Wensum in Norwich, and the River Tame in the ...
However, evidence is also growing that neonicotinoids – the world's most widely used insecticide – harm other species, such as songbirds. Neonicotinoids have been in use since the early 1990s and now contaminate landscapes around the world. But very little monitoring of their concentration in soils or ...
Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D., Ore.), alongside Rep. Jim McGovern (D., Mass.) and conservation, farmworker, farmer and consumer groups, reintroduced the Saving America's Pollinators Act, which aims to suspend the registration of certain neonicotinoid insecticides until the Environmental Protection Agency ...
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is extending the public comment period for neonicotinoid insecticide risk assessments from Feb. 20, 2018, to April 21, 2018. The EPA published preliminary ecological and human health risk assessments in December 2017 for the neonicotinoid insecticides, ...
Neonicotinoids along with fipronil, another systemic insecticide that has also been blamed for bee deaths, are widely used in Australia on major crops such as maize, canola and cotton. Between them ... And while they can be harmful, neonicotinoids are not necessarily the biggest chemical threat to bees.
"Studies on the risks of neonicotinoids have often focused on bees that have been experiencing population declines. However, it is not just ...


 

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