The proposal to wait three years for the imidacloprid ban to take effect is not based on science at all. The language of the proposal makes it pretty clear a three year phase-out is about pleasing pesticide manufacturers – not about protecting the environment. PMRA is required to demand the same kind of verifiable facts and figures to economic arguments as it does to chemistry and biology.
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