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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the cancellation of two toxic pesticides that were documented by American Bird Conservancy to have recurrently poisoned hundreds of birds. Read full article published by American Bird Conservancy.

Dimethoate is an insecticide used on many different food products including blueberries, a fruit often eaten by birds such as Cedar Waxwings and Baltimore Orioles. Methidathion is used to control a variety of insects and mites in many crops such as fruits, vegetables, tobacco, alfalfa, and sunflowers.

Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) - Photo by Russell Reynolds


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