Bee Toxic Pesticide Pulled from the Market

December 29, 2009

This federal court decision was a win for bees when NRDC challenged an illegal registration for the highly toxic insecticide, spirotetramat (trade named Movento). The court agreed with NRDC’s argument that regulators had not followed basic procedures for allowing public comment and evaluating the chemical’s economic, environmental, and social impacts. The chemical will be removed from American store shelves until it has been appropriately evaluated.