The European Parliament censured national governments and the EU executive on Tuesday over their failure to implement a 2009 directive on sustainable pesticide use, despite growing evidence of harm to bees and other pollinators.
“In particular, MEPs note that very little progress has been made in promoting and incentivising the innovation, development and uptake of low-risk and non-chemical alternatives to conventional pesticides,” the assembly's environment committee announced after the full parliament adopted a resolution by 546 votes to 39, with 76 abstentions.
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