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EU-wide restriction on use of neonicotinoids to be in force from 1 December

5:14 AM MDT | May 24, 2013 | Michael Ravenscroft

The European Commission has adopted a restriction on the use of 3 neonicotinoids that have been associated in recent years with a decline in the number and health of honeybees. The restriction will enter into force 1 December and will be reviewed as soon as new information is available and, at the latest, within 2 years. The restriction targets pesticide use in the treatment of plants that are attractive to bees. "I pledged that I would ensure that our honeybee population is protected. Today's adoption delivers on that pledge and marks another milestone...

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