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Bee deaths: EU to ban neonicotinoid pesticides

 29 April 2013

Honeybees are vital for pollinating crops -
a job that would be very costly without them

 The European Commission will restrict the use of pesticides linked to bee deaths by researchers, despite a split among EU states on the issue.

There is great concern across Europe about the collapse of bee populations.

Neonicotinoid chemicals in pesticides are believed to harm bees and the European Commission says they should be restricted to crops not attractive to bees and other pollinators.

But many farmers and crop experts argue that there is insufficient data. (...)

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