Issue Date: September 2, 2013 | Web Date: August 29, 2013
European Commission Pesticide Ban Is Challenged
Agrochemical companies Bayer CropScience and Syngenta Crop Protection are challenging the European Commission’s May 2013 decision to ban the use of three neonicotinoid pesticides—clothianidin, imidacloprid, and thiamethoxam—on crops that attract bees. In two legal cases filed against the EC in August, the firms claim that the pesticides, used to protect plants from crop-destroying insects, are wrongly linked to bee deaths.
“We believe that the decision of the EC is unjustified, . . .
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