Another step has been made in protecting America’s $15 billion dollar insect. Portland has banned the use of a certain type of insecticide, called neonicotinoid, in hopes of stopping colony collapse disorder. The ban, however, only applies to property owned by the city.
Portland’s Commissioner, Amanda Fritz, sees the ban as the first step taken in protecting the bees. Further steps may expand to privately owned property. Hopefully similar measures will be made beyond Portland into other parts of Oregon and America.
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