Ontario Farmers should prove their crops need neonicotinoids and should pay a related cost |Beekeepers pleased by pesticide ruling | The Belleville Intelligencer

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.

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Survey finds Niagara/Hamilton residents in favour of neonic pesticide ban | News Talk 610 CKTB

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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FRIENDS OF EARTH | Bogus Activist Group | Ontario Poll Results | Ban NeoNics in HORTICULTURE Too | BlackburnNews.com – Bee Health Worries Southwestern Ontarians

Tom Fraser July 8,2014

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A recent poll shows that residents of Southwestern Ontario are more concerned about bee health than ever.

The poll, done by Friends of the Earth Canada, shows that people are worried about the effect that neonicotinoid (neonic) pesticides have on the bee population.

The pesticide is used to keep bugs away by drenching soil in a plant’s early stages of growth or coating seeds with the chemicals. The use of the pesticide has led to widespread bee deaths in Ontario and beyond.

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