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EU to ban bee-killing pesticides

EU countries voted on April 27 for a near-total ban on insecticides blamed for killing off bee populations, in what campaigners called a “beacon of hope” for the winged insects.

  • BRUSSELS – Agence France-Presse
  • Hurriyet

Bees help pollinate 90 percent of the world’s major crops, but in recent years have been dying off from “colony collapse disorder,” a mysterious scourge blamed on mites, pesticides, virus, fungus, or a combination of these factors.

Eyu 1aThe 28 European Union member states approved a ban on three neonicotinoid pesticides after the European food safety agency said in February that must uses of the…

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