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posted by mrpg on Sunday April 29 2018, @04:11AM   Printer-friendly
from the nobody-thinks-of-the-wasps dept.

Bees just got a helping hand from the European Union who banned outdoor use of harmful pesticides.

With several types of bees and bumblebees on the endangered-species list, some governments are starting to do their part to protect the lives of these essential pollinators. 

The European Union voted Friday to ban outdoor use of pesticides that harms bees. Specifically, there's now a complete ban on three substances referred to as neonicotinoids -- imidacloprid, clothianidin and thiamethoxam. Scientific studies have shown that these substances can harm bees when used outside.

Also at EU Times.

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  • (Score: 2) by Gaaark on Sunday April 29 2018, @01:18PM (1 child)

    by Gaaark (41) on Sunday April 29 2018, @01:18PM (#673389) Journal

    Wow: very futuristic and Orwellian, but well thought out!

    Yeah, they should NEVER have allowed the mergers of Monsanto and Bayer. The world needs INCREASED competition, not less.

    Monsanto is EVILCORP.

    I'm glad they are doing this ban, but now Monsanto will sue the EU (another thing that should NEVER BE ALLOWED: corporations suing governments? Bullshit!)

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday April 29 2018, @06:25PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday April 29 2018, @06:25PM (#673447)

    corporations suing governments? it should be allowed but only in national tribunals, keep the supranationale tribunals like the OMC commerce court to settles dispute between countries not Corp vs peoples