April 29, 2013
A ban on pesticides feared to be killing bees was on the cards today after a majority of EU governments backed a move fiercely resisted by the UK coalition.
After a vote in Brussels, Greenpeace urged the European Commission to act swiftly to introduce the ban for at least two years on three pesticides the organisation says have been shown scientifically to be harmful to bees.
‘Today’s vote makes it crystal clear that there is overwhelming scientific, political and public support for a ban,’ Greenpeace EU agriculture policy director Marco Contiero said.
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