Pesticides

    • Yet another bee-killing pesticide banned across EU

      Yet another bee-killing pesticide banned across EU

      The Commission decided ob Monday not to renew approval for a Bayer-produced pesticide, known as thiacloprid and linked to harming bees, effectively banning it from use, news wires reported. The decision follows approval by a majority of EU governments in October last year, based on a proposal from the Commission

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    • Reducing pesticides in order to save bees

      Reducing pesticides in order to save bees

      Member States should reduce the use of pesticides in agriculture in order to protect bees, the EP Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee said on Tuesday in a resolution. The committee also highlighted weaknesses in the EU Pollinator Initiative considering it inadequate to address the main causes of pollinators' decline in Europe.

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    • Paris, four other French cities ban use of pesticides

      Paris, four other French cities ban use of pesticides

      Paris and four other French cities on Thursday banned the use of synthetic pesticides within their boundaries, as an anti-chemicals movement that began in the countryside gains momentum. Lille in the north, Nantes in the west, Grenoble in the southeast and the central city of Clermont-Ferrand joined Paris in implementing the ban, citing the need to safeguard biodiversity and public health.

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