After 22 years of carnage from the first neonicotinoid, imidacloprid, the EPA concluded in this preliminary assessment that “maybe” imidacloprid might have an adverse effect on honey bees on two crops under certain circumstances, yet countered that revelation with a near blanket dismissal of harm from any other uses.
On January 15, 2016 the EPA opened a 60 day comment period on its full review of imidacloprid, an exercise it is required to go through by law, but which it rarely pays much attention to if comments run counter to the corporate pesticide agenda.
Below are a number of comments submitted by advocacy groups. Click on each logo to read each group’s comments. They are well thought out, articulate, and well worth the time for those of you who want to understand the intelligent arguments. Read the full range of comments on the EPA Docket.