Eugene, OR, Is First US City to Ban Neonics on City Property

Kudos to Eugene, Oregon! On February 26, Eugene’s city council voted unanimously to ban the use of neonicotinoid pesticides on city-owned property, citing concerns for both the health of children and pollinators.The state of Oregon also is taking measures to better control neonics following last year’s massive bumblebee die-offs due to inappropriate, cosmetic use of neonicotinoid dinotefuran.

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