Sunday, May 25, 2008

Germany Bans Chemicals Linked to Honeybee Devastation

By Alison Benjamin, The Guardian (UK), 5/23/2008

Germany has banned a family of pesticides that are blamed for the deaths of millions of honeybees. The German Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL) has suspended the registration for eight pesticide seed treatment products used in rapeseed oil and sweetcorn.

The move follows reports from German beekeepers in the Baden-W├╝rttemberg region that two thirds of their bees died earlier this month following the application of a pesticide called clothianidin…

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