Neonicotinoids: EPA’s New Get-Tough Measures

Law360, New York (September 25, 2013, 6:27 PM EDT) -- Throughout 2013, the issue of the contribution of pesticide use to the decline in honeybee colony health, known as colony collapse disorder (CCD), has been increasingly controversial. Of particular concern is the role that a particular class of pesticides, known as neonicotinoids, may play in CCD.

The neonicotinoids are a new class of insecticides that have seen relatively strong market adoption as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has moved to restrict the availability of many previously widely used organophosphate insecticides. The organophosphate insecticides remain effective but...
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