Gallery: France Proposes Ban on Pesticide Linked to Bee Colony Collapse...


This week the French government announced that it plans to prohibit the use of Cruiser OSR, a pesticide manufactured by the Swiss company Syngenta that researchers say may contribute to the massive disappearance of bees. The ban comes in the light of studies indicating that pesticides such as Cruiser OSR are linked to Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), a phenomenon that has occurred throughout the world that worries agronomists, farmers and environmentalists alike. The problem is critical because of the role pollination has in agriculture, and it has festered in North America and Europe since 2006.

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