Country 105

Country 105

Agriculture Report

Neonics back in the news

By Matthew Villeneuve

Grain Farmers of Ontario launchs legal proceedings over new neonic regulations.


Grain Farmers of Ontario has now launched legal proceedings against the provincial Ministry of Environment, requesting an "absurdity test" on new neonicotinoids regulations, which will be implemented on Canada Day.

The organization's chairman, Mark Brock, tells Bayshore Broadcasting News the province's timeline is unreasonable...

Brock says the lawsuit asks "the Ontario Superior Court of Justice to provide an interpretation of the neonicotinoid treated seed regulations."

The requirements support Ontario's target to reduce the number of acres planted with neonicotinoid-treated corn and soybean seed by 80 per cent by 2017.

Honey bees and pollinators are especially vulnerable to neonics.




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