01 Jun '12, 3pm

France to ban pesticide possibly linked to decline of bees #ColonyCollapseDisorder #bees

01 Jun 2012: France to Ban Pesticide Possibly Linked to Decline of Bees French authorities plan to ban a pesticide made by the Swiss company, Syngenta, after scientists said the pesticide’s use could be linked to a sharp decline in bee populations known as colony collapse In Berlin, Bringing Bees Back to the Heart of the City From Berlin to Hong Kong, raising bees on rooftops and in small gardens has become increasingly popular, as urban beekeepers find they can reconnect with nature and maybe even make a profit. READ THE e360 REPORT disorder. France says it plans to withdraw the permit for farmers to spray Cruiser OSR, a pesticide used to protect rape seeds. The government took the action after the French Health and Safety Agency, ANSES, agreed with a recent scientific study suggesting that a low dose of thiamethoxam, a molecule contained in Cruiser, made bees more likely...

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