EU Parliament calls for full ban on sale, production and use of neonicotinoid pesticides to protect bees

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The European Parliament has called on the Commission to strengthen its plan to protect Europe’s declining populations of bees and other pollinators.

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In a non-binding resolution adopted by a show of hands in Strasbourg [Dec. 18], lawmakers asked the Commission to update its 2018 EU Pollinators Initiative to include a full ban on the sale, production and use of neonicotinoid pesticides across the bloc and to etch targets for reducing the use of bee-harming pesticides into the Common Agricultural Policy, as well as a host of other measures.

[Editor’s note: Read The world faces ‘pollinator collapse’? How and why the media get the science wrong time and again to learn more.]

Read full, original article: MEPs ask for stronger EU bee protection rules (Behind paywall)

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