Health

Posted on July 13, 2016

Bee on sunflowerVancouver city council has voted unanimously to ban neonicotinoids, a group of pesticides believed to contribute to bee mortality.

Neonicotinoids, or neonics, were developed in the 1990s as a safer alternative to DDT, but they are believed to kill bees by lowering their resistance to infection and weakening their ability to reproduce. In B.C., they are widely used on fruit crops in the Okanagan and the Fraser Valley.

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