European Union countries have voted to ban the outdoor use of insecticides known as neonicotinoids because of the harm they can do to bees, but there is no sign of a similar ban in Australia.
|Scientists in Europe fear bumble bees are being killed|
by pesticides known as neonicotinoids and a vote
last week will see them banned in six months' time.
The EU ban 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 the ABC Rural News story - “EU ban on neonicotinoids triggers call for a similar ban in Australia to protect bees.”