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EU court upholds insecticide ban to protect bees

An EU court upheld on May 17 a partial ban on three insecticides known as neonicotinoids, saying that the European Commission had been right in 2013 to restrict their use to protect bees.

  • LUXEMBOURG – Reuters
  • Hurriyet

The ruling covers three active substances – imidacloprid developed by Bayer CropScience, clothianidin developed by Takeda Chemical Industries and Bayer CropScience, as well as Syngenta’s thiamethoxam.

Bees 1a LLLLThe court said the European Union’s “precautionary principle” meant that the EU could take measures if there was scientific uncertainty about risks to human health or the environment, and…

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