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EU lawmakers: New bee safety rules won’t protect pollinators from neonic pesticides long term

| | October 28, 2019
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The European Parliament on [October 23] blocked a diluted proposal by the 28-nation bloc’s executive arm on protecting bees from pesticides, arguing it didn’t go far enough.

European lawmakers adopted a resolution urging the European Commission to “table new legislation based on the latest scientific and technical knowledge.”

They said the Commission weakened its initial proposal due to the opposition of 16 member states which did not want provisions in the draft on how pesticides should be tested to protect bees from chronic exposure.

Read full, original article: European lawmakers vote to strengthen bee protection

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