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In First Use of Landmark Law, Minnesota Confirms Neonics Harm Bees


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In First Use of Landmark Law, Minnesota Confirms Neonics Harm Bees

Nadia Prupis, staff writer

Minnesota has compensated two beekeepers who say their hives were damaged by a controversial strain of pesticides known as neonicotinoids, in the first test of a groundbreaking 2014 state law.

"This is the first action of any state, a finding of fact, that neonicotinoids are harmful to bees," state Sen. Rick Hansen, a co-sponsor of the 2014 bill, said on Sunday. "Once you have a state compensating people for a loss, it's real."


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"Sen. Rick Hansen, a co-sponsor of the 2014 bill, said on Sunday. "Once you have a state compensating people for a loss, it's real."

Um, not necessarily. There are many things/people/nature/etc. . . that are not being compensated for loss, but it doesn't make the loss any less real.


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Now ban all pesticides killing our critical, irreplaceable, pollinators!

Force the poison chemical industry to prove what they sell is safe first rather than allow them to sell their damn crap and we must prove the poisons deadly to ban them after the damage is done!


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We fight on the same side toward the same goals. Peace......


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Shut 'em down! All the wartime chemical corporations that morphed into the chemical-warfare agricultural corporations. Shut them all down.


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Excellent point, you know poison is deadly so proof of control is essential to its use. Without that we would be able to protect our crops with mustard gas.