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EU bans Bayer neonicotinoid insecticide thiacloprid, citing threat to human reproductive health, bees

| | January 14, 2020
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The European Commission decided on [Jan. 13] not to renew approval for a pesticide linked to harming bees, effectively banning Bayer’s insecticide known as thiacloprid.

“There are environmental concerns related to the use of this pesticide, particularly its impact on groundwater, but also related to human health, in reproductive toxicity,” Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides said in a statement.

Farmers will not be allowed to use the insecticide …. after April 30 this year, when its current approval expires.

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