EU implements 2 year ban on neonicotinoid pesticides

A  recent vote has paved the way to restrict the use of neonicotinoid pesticides across the entire European Union. Although a total ban was only supported by fifteen countries (not enough to form a majority), the Commission has imposed a two-year ban prohibiting its use.

Some of the remaining countries against the prohibition still believe that there is not enough scientific evidence to suggest a clear link between the pesticide and the decline of bees

For more information on neonicotinoid pesticides see our GAPP page here

For more on the story of the EU ban see the BBC news site

Bee pollinating Credit: Wikipedia Commons
Bee pollinating
Credit: Wikipedia Commons