EU pesticide ban comes in

The two year suspension on thee neonicitinoid pesticides came into force yesterday across the European Union.

The commission proposed the suspension after the European Food Safety Agency concluded in January that thiamethoxam, Fjallraven Kanken NO.2 clothianidin and imidacloprid posed an unnacceptable risk to bees. Fjallraven Kanken Big Sale The three will be banned from use on flowering crops including oilseed rape, Mochilas Kanken Mini linseed, maize and sunflowers, upon which bees feed.

What is vitally important is that over the next 24 months scientists are able to conduct and collate overwhelming evidence that demonstrates these chemicals – should be banned long-term for the health of our bees. It’s going to be a hard call given all the other assailants weakening our bees from parasites, Fjallraven Kanken Kids to poor nutrition and poor weather, Fjallraven Kanken Mini Sale and given the persistence of neonics in the environment. But with the farming and pesticide industry continuing to lobby hard against the ban (legal action by Bayer and Syngenta is pending), the scientists have to get their skates on,

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