European Union bans pesticides that harm bees and their crop pollination

The European Union made a key breakthrough on Friday to completely ban pesticides that harm bees and their crop pollination. The 28 member states got a large majority, representing some three-quarters of its population, backing the ban on the three prevalent neonicotinoid pesticides which will take effect at the end of the year. The decision builds on a limited ban which has been in effect since 2013. Antonia Staats of the Avaaz campaign group called it a "beacon of hope for bees. Finally ...
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