NGOs urge neonicotinoid ban, tougher EDC controls

Environmental groups have called for tighter controls on endocrine disrupting pesticides and an outright ban on neonicotinoids blamed for decimating bee populations

Environmental groups have called for tighter controls on endocrine disrupting pesticides and an outright ban on neonicotinoids blamed for decimating bee populations after the European Commission scheduled key talks and a possible vote for mid-December.

Delegates from all 28 EU governments will discuss a proposal to ban three neonicotinoid pesticides – imidacloprid, clothianidin and thiamethoxam – and possibly adopt an opinion that would instruct the EU executive on whether to replace a patchily enforced interim prohibition with an outright ban at a meeting starting 12 December.

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