23 Sep 2013
Brown envelope reveals more bad news for Canada’s bees
Friends of the Earth Canada has received a brown envelope delivery of data showing neonicotinoid residue analysis for 2013 compared to 2012. Dated August 27, 2013, it shows residue in dead bees, affected bees, their pollen, honey, water, soil and vegetation. If this is the update for 2013, the bee carnage continues.
“If this is current data from the Health Canada Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA), why isn’t it in the public domain?” asks Beatrice Olivastri, CEO, Friends of the Earth Canada. “My reading of this chart shows more dead bees and more affected hives.”
By this time last year, PMRA had published its report on Evaluation of Canadian Bee Mortalities.
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