EU to ban three harmful bee pesticides from December

By Agence France-Presse
Friday, May 24, 2013 7:22 EDT
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Bees laden with pollen via AFP
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The European Commission said Friday that it will ban for two years beginning in December three pesticides blamed for killing the bees that pollinate food and fruit crops.

The decision to ban the insecticides, made by chemicals giants Bayer and Syngenta, “marks another milestone towards ensuring a healthier future” for bees, EU Health Commissioner Tonio Borg said.

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