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Syngenta takes legal action over EU suspension of neonicotinoid thiamethoxam

11:36 PM MDT | August 26, 2013 | Natasha Alperowicz

Syngenta has submitted a legal challenge to the European Commission’s decision to suspend the use of its neonicotinoid thiamethoxam on bee-attractive crops, the company announced today. Syngenta tells CW that it filed a law suit with the EU General Court In Luxembourg. The commission took the decision on the basis of a flawed process, an inaccurate and incomplete assessment by the European Food Safety Authority and without the full support of EU member states, Syngenta says. “We would prefer not to take legal action but have no other choice given our...

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