Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Movento to be Pulled From Shelves!

Big Win for Bees: Judge Pulls Pesticide

NEW YORK (December 29, 2009) - A pesticide that could be dangerously toxic to America's honey bees must be pulled from store shelves as a result of a suit filed by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the Xerces Society. In an order issued last week, a federal court in New York invalidated EPA's approval of the pesticide spirotetramat (manufactured by Bayer CropScience under the trade names Movento and Ultor) and ordered the agency to reevaluate the chemical in compliance with the law. The court's order goes into effect on January 15, 2010, and makes future sales of Movento illegal in the United States.

Here is a full article on the matter Bayer 'Disappointed' in Ruling on Chemical that May Harm Bees

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