By Brendon Bosworth
The EPA had initially proposed that a label for clothiandin-treated corn seeds would read: “This compound is toxic to honeybees. The persistence of residues and the expression of clothianidin in nectar and pollen suggests the possibility of chronic toxic risk to honeybee larvae and the eventual stability of the hive.” But, along with the conditional registration, it was decided that this label be deferred until after the life-cycle study had been reviewed . . .