Saturday, 8 April 2017

Popular Farm Pesticide Found in (US) Drinking Water

Eco Watch







Machinery sits ready to plant another field of "neonic" seeds in Manitoba. PinP photo.
After evidence of pesticides killing off pollinators surfaced in 2016, scientists went on a quest to see if pesticides were seeping into anything else. Now, in an unprecedented study, the U.S. Geological Survey and University of Iowa reported findings of neonicotinoids—a class of pesticide used to kill off insects—in treated drinking water, marking the first time these chemicals have ever been identified. Story here.
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In Canada, the propensity of "neonics" to get into ground and surface water has been known for some time. Please read "New Studies Show Farm Chemicals Are Affecting More Than Bees. Bird Populations are Declining, Too. Is modern agriculture's hold on nature becoming a death grip?" 

2 comments:

John Fefchak said...

"In Canada, the propensity of "neonics" to get into ground and surface water has been known for some time."

Serian people are dying, poisoned by their government. Many countries, including Canada have praise for the US missile attacks in retaliation. But what about the poisoning of our water…. Canada .. Hypocrisy reigns at the highest.levels.

John Fefchak said...

Canadians need an Erin Brockovich to fight for us.