Ban on bee-killers doesn’t end EU’s bias towards pesticides

Ban on bee-killers doesn’t end EU’s bias towards pesticides


For once, the European Union’s scientific advisers seem to have got something right.  Three pesticides have been banned for two years after the wise boffins voiced concerns after their harmful effect on honey bees.  The measure is of immense importance: about one-third of the fruit and vegetables in our diets are grown with the aid of insect pollination, so threats to bees imperil food production in general.  This isn’t the end of the story, however.  While the...


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