Ontario BeeKeeping Association President Dan Davidson said it’s unclear just how Ontario will restrict the chemicals’ use.But he said farmers should have to prove their crops need neonicotinoids and should pay a related cost. Davidson, who said his family owns several farms, said seeds should not be treated with the chemicals.“The farmer will have to really think about whether he needs that pesticide or not,” he said.
Survey finds Niagara/Hamilton residents in favour of neonic pesticide ban
Posted on 7/7/2014 9:50:00 AM by 610 CKTB News
A Friends of the Earth poll has found there is significant concern about the use of bee killing pesticides.
The poll has found nearly 94 percent of people in the Niagara/Hamilton area think gardenders should be able to buy plants free of neonic pesticides.
77 percent also are concerned the use of the pesticides are contaminating our soil and ground water.
Hamilton city councillor Sam Merulla has proposed a city wide ban on the pesticide believed responsible for killing large numbers of Honeybees.
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