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Canadian Senate report on bee health finds neonicotinoids harmful

A two-year study into the death of bee colonies has acknowledged neonicotinoids, the controversial pesticides, as harmful to bees, but says more scientific data is needed before making any policies in response.

The report released by the Senate’s agriculture and forestry committee Wednesday, entitled “The Importance of Bee Health to Sustainable Food Production in Canada,” points to a number of “stressors” causing harm to bee colonies, including neonicotinoids. Many bee researchers attribute large-scale bee deaths to the pesticides.

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