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A National Victory Nearly Ten Years in the Making!

Discussion in 'Nature/Habitat/Garden Corner' started by KTdid, Aug 6, 2014.

  1. KTdid

    KTdid Well-Known Member

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    Fish And Wildlife Service Agrees to Phase-Out Genetically Engineered Crops and Ban Bee-Killing Pesticides on National Refuges

    July 31st, 2014


    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) will phase out the use of genetically engineered (GE) crops to feed wildlife and ban neonicotinoid insecticides from all wildlife refuges nationwide by January 2016.

    The FWS decision, announced via internal memoranda
    obtained by Center for Food Safety (CFS), follows a longstanding grassroots, legal, and policy campaign by CFS and Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) to end the harmful practices.

    This announcement builds on a previously announced decision to eliminate neonicotinoid pesticides from refuges in the Pacific Region.

    Read more here http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/press-releases/3342/fish-and-wildlife-service-agrees-to-phase-out-genetically-engineered-crops-and-ban-bee-killing-pesticides-on-national-refuges

    Finally a long overdue acknowledgement by a federal agency.

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