Volume 91 Issue 29 | p. 21 | Concentrates
Issue Date: July 22, 2013

Europe To Ban Fipronil Pesticide To Protect Bees

Department: Government & Policy | Collection: Green Chemistry, Sustainability
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: honeybees, pesticides, fipronil, European Union, neonicotinoids

The European Union will move ahead with a proposal to restrict the pesticide fipronil in Europe because of concerns that the chemical is harming honeybees. During a committee meeting last week, 23 EU member countries voted in favor of the restrictions, two voted against them, and three abstained. Under the restrictions, fipronil will be prohibited from being used to treat seeds, except those sown in greenhouses. The European Commission is expected to . . .

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