Victory for Vermont: Neonicotinoid Ban Vetoed

Governor Phil Scott of Vermont vetoed Bill H.706, which aimed to ban neonicotinoid-treated seeds. This veto is a significant win for farmers, consumers, and science-based policymaking. The Consumer Choice Center played a crucial role in opposing the ban, with Senior Policy Analyst Bill Wirtz emphasizing the importance of these seed treatments for crop protection and economic stability.

Recent data shows bee colonies are at record highs, contradicting claims that neonicotinoids harm pollinators. The Vermont bill, influenced by a 2020 Cornell report, lacked strong scientific backing.

Governor Scott’s veto protects Vermont’s agricultural sector, ensuring farmers can continue producing high-quality crops efficiently. This decision benefits the local economy and consumers, highlighting the importance of science-based policies and effective advocacy.



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