3 neonicotinoid pesticides banned by European Commission

05/6/2013 | Chemical & Engineering News

The European Commission will institute a two-year ban on the neonicotinoid pesticides clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam, effective Dec. 1. A European Food Safety Authority study linking the pesticides with negative impacts on honeybees prompted the action. "Clear scientific evidence has taken a backseat" in the decision, which will result in lower crop yields, said Bayer CropScience.

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