Once again, Europe has acted before the USA on an environmental issue. The EU has banned neonicotinoids, the pesticide believed to harm bees and cause CCD (colony collapse disorder). The discussion of just how harmful neonicotinoids are continues with this article in the BBC (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-22335520).
The EU believes the science exists to ban the neonicotinoids, but the US and the UK takes the stance that there isn’t enough scientific evidence available to ban the substance. I first blogged about this issue in March (see ofgardens.com March 29, 2013). Join the debate. What’s your opinion of neonicotinoids? Do you have any scientific or circumstantial evidence they are harmful?