Petition to Revoke All Tolerances for Neonic Insecticides on Food

May 05, 2020

NRDC submitted this petition to demand that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency revoke tolerances for neonicotinoid insecticides (“neonics”) on food, which would eliminate major sources of public exposure to these neurotoxic chemicals. NRDC presents research showing that current levels of neonics in food and drinking water likely cause thyroid toxicity and neurological effects in infants and children, meaning that EPA’s approval of neonic tolerances violates the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Act.