30 Apr '18, 6am

Pesticides banned by EU for their potential harm to bees

Pesticides banned by EU for their potential harm to bees

Scientists have not been able to identify a single cause for the precipitous die-off of bees around the world since beekeepers first raised concerns in the mid-2000s. Instead, after years of research, they believe a combination of factors, including pesticide use, parasites, disease, and the use of veterinary medicines, are to blame. The EU voted in 2013 to outlaw the use of these three members of the neonicotinoid family of pesticides in flowering crops likely to attract bees. But in February 2018, an EU study pointed to broader risks for honeybees, solitary bees and bumble bees, said Jose Tarazona, who leads the pesticides unit of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

Full article: https://news.mongabay.com/2018/04/pesticides-banned-by-eu...

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