Gratton lab member Kaitlin was recently invited by American Scientist to write a brief response to the federal strategy to protect pollinators put forth by the interagency Pollinator Health Task Force in May of this year. In a post for their Macroscope column, she discusses what she sees as the pros and cons of the plan. She also briefly reviews how pesticides are approved and banned under US law. Kaitlin worked as a staff scientist for the US Environmental Protection Agency Office of Pesticide Programs, in the Biological Analysis Division and with their Pollinator Protection Team, before joining the Gratton lab.This article was posted in Lab Blog and tagged bees, neonicotinoids, pesticides, pollinators.
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