Saturday, April 28, 2018

EU votes for outdoor ban on common insecticide over danger to bees

European Union countries have backed a proposal to ban all use outdoors of insecticides known as neonicotinoids that studies have shown can harm bees.
The move follows a number of studies linking the use
 of the insecticides to population declines in bees.
The ban, championed by environmental activists, covers the use of three active substances — imidacloprid developed by Bayer CropScience, clothianidin developed by Takeda Chemical Industries and Bayer CropScience as well as Syngenta's thiamethoxam.


Read Laura Webster’s story from ABC News - “EU votes for outdoor ban on common insecticide over danger to bees.”

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