Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Minnesota Farmers Union supports five year moratorium on Neonicotinoids

"You'll be pleased to know that the MFU adopted the following language at the convention this weekend:

"We support MFU engaging with stakeholders to look at and support adequate funding for research (including neonicotinoids, GMOs and monocultures), garden product labeling, remediation, increased habitats, education and legislation of conserving and protecting pollinators. We further support a five-year moratorium on neonicotinoid insecticides until research on their environmental and health impacts is complete.

I (Jim Riddle) introduced the second sentence as an amendment from the floor. After lively debate, it passed 70-43, with people having to stand up to be counted!" 
From Jim Riddle to Patrick Kerrigan 
ELW

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