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Court Disapproves 'Neonic' Pesticides on Wildlife Refuges


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Court Disapproves 'Neonic' Pesticides on Wildlife Refuges

WASHINGTON - A federal court has ruled against use of neonicotinoid insecticides (neonics) linked with destruction of bee colonies and other beneficial insects in national wildlife refuges in the Midwest region. The ruling caps a legal campaign to end the planting of genetically engineered (GE) crops and other industrial agricultural practices on national wildlife refuges across the country.

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