Federal Court Overturns EPA Approval of Bee-Killing Pesticide

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Federal Court Overturns EPA Approval of Bee-Killing Pesticide
09.11.2015 by captainplanetfdn

9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the EPA’s approval of Dow AgroScience’s sulfoxaflor, a neonicotinoid pesticide shown to be highly toxic to bees. Because of this victory, sulfoxaflor will be coming off the market in the United States!

The pesticide, sulfoxaflor, has been linked to widespread bee colony collapse, which is why the beekeeping industry teamed up with Earthjustice to challenge EPA’s approval of the pesticide. Since 1 in 3 bites of food depends on pollinators such as honeybees, this court victory also greatly benefits our food system.
Read the Earthjustice article