Trump administration to approve pesticide that may harm bees

EPA said studies it considered, most of which were sponsored by industry, found sulfoxaflor isnt dangerous for the pollinators The Trump administration is approving the pesticide sulfoxaflor thought by some experts to harm bees for use on a wide variety of crops. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says the studies it considered, most of which were sponsored by industry, found the chemical is not dangerous for the pollinators responsible for $15bn in US crops each year. Beekeepers in the US banned the use of 12 out of 59 neonicotinoid pesticides as part of a legal settlement with a food safety group. The EU last year enacted a threatens bee reproduction. EPA has been allowing the emergency use of the pesticide …