Gallery: Bee-Killing Pesticides Banned in Europe!

 

Today the European Commission voted to ban pesticides that are widely believed to be harmful to bees, The BBC reports. Last month the commission presented a proposal to ban neonicotinoid pesticides such as lothianidin, imidacloprid and thiametoxam following alarming declines of bee populations across the globe. But the move failed to garner a meaningful majority among European states, with 13 countries in favor, nine against and five abstentions. The proposal was addressed today by an appeals committee, which voted to ban bee-harming pesticides for a period of two years on flowering crops such as corn, rapeseed, and sunflowers.

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  1. socalarch May 2, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    And the $64,000 question is- Does the United States have the common sense and conscience to implement the same levels of restriction on the use of pesticides.
    I am thinking the chemical companies can figure out how to make money in some other way than by killing off necessary species, strengthening harmful species and poisoning food stocks.

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