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France Just Introduced World's Toughest Ban On Bee-Harming Pesticides

France just told neonicotinoid pesticides to buzz off. On Saturday, they introduced a new law banning the use of five neonicotinoid pesticides, a controversial family of neurotoxins linked to the decline of honey bees and other crop-pollinating insects, AFP reports.  France is the first country in the world to do this. The European Union currently bans three neonicotinoids in crop fields: clothianidin, imidacloprid, and thiamethoxam. Even though France is part of this memorandum, they have gone even further than their European allies and decided to outlaw a further two neonicotinoids – thiacloprid and acetamiprid – and ban their use in greenhouses as well as out in the fields.  Read more...



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