Honeybees and agriculture: Will the E.U. ban on neonicotinoid pesticides help or hurt?

With the support of 15 of the 27 E.U. member states, the European Commission passed a two-year ban, beginning in December of 2013, on the use of neonicotinoid pesticides in agricultural applications. Commissioner Tonio Borg says that the intention of this restriction is to protect honeybee (Apis ...

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