- May 7, 2010
OK, as stated many pages ago in another thread on same subject!
Here is the link to info.
EU Member states have backed a proposal from the European Commission to restrict certain uses of the insecticide Fipronil.www.nfuonline.com
And here is the relevant paragraph from same report. 3rd one down.
"In the UK there are currently no approvals for fipronil, however fipronil treated seed is imported into the UK. Most of this imported seed is treated with the product Mundial, which is approved in other EU member states for use on leeks, shallots, onions and a range of brassicas. There will be no restrictions on use of fipronil on glasshouse crops or on field vegetables that are harvested before flowering, which the NFU understands will mean the main uses of fipronil (as the product Mundial) in the UK will be exempt from restriction."
I.E. NFU sanction its use country wide.
I checked all this up and its spot on(sorry couldn't resist that)
Fipronil is manufactured by BASF and is approved for an eye watering range of products, pretty highly regulated up to the point of sale but you can by Fipronil based products in your local garden center.
Mundial - Bayer Crop Ltd, is the same stuff and approved for use in agriculture by the EU.
Sorry if I'm just repeating.