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France To Ban All Pesticides Amid Worldwide Bee Death Epidemic

France ban all pesticides amid worldwide bee death epidemic

France have announced plans to completely ban the use of pesticides due to unusually high bee deaths worldwide, which French authorities claims pesticides are responsible for. 

Lawmakers have approved plans to ban some of the most popular pesticide products on the market, going above and beyond European Union requirements.

Reuters.com reports:

The EU limited the use of neonicotinoid chemicals, produced by companies including Bayer CropScience and Syngenta , two years ago after research pointed to risks for bees, which play a crucial role pollinating crops.

Crop chemical makers say the research blaming neonicotinoid pesticides is not backed up by field evidence and a global plunge in bee numbers in recent years is a complex phenomenon due to multiple factors.

The French outright ban on neonicotinoid pesticides was adopted by a narrow majority late on Thursday by France’s National Assembly as part of a draft bill on biodiversity that also contains an additional tax on palm oil.

The measure, however, would not come into effect until Sept. 1, 2018, later than the January 2017 deadline previously proposed by some lawmakers.

The ban also needs to be approved by the French Senate, which rejected it in a previous reading, before a final vote in the National Assembly which is expected in the middle of the year.

  • Mary Fraser

    Your headline is misleading! One has to read the whole story to get the true picture, which is that it is in discussion amongst French legislators. There hasn’t been a final vote!

  • deenie1219

    Seems like major hurdles have yet to be cleared.

  • David Constantine

    wow this guy Sean Adl-Tabatabai is an idiot. he doesn’t actually read the news, or discover news, or cover news, but Sean Adl-Tabatabai read information from disinfo sites, copies and paste or more importantly, picks out pieces of information that suits his warped way of thinking. Sean Adl-Tabatabai misleads his followers, and should probably be taken out to the woods to have a talking to. The FACT of this article is simple, the ban will be on pesticides that are causing bee death, not all pesticide. Sean Adl-Tabatabai please don’t let me catch you spreading lies again else I’m gong to ensure your name is smeared and plastered all over the web so people understand that you LIE Sean Adl-Tabatabai.

  • New_Clear_Waste

    They’re not trying to ban “all pesticides”, only those with neonics. Big difference. Your headline writer probably flunked out of high school.

  • teacake56

    Will it help if we stop intentionally poisoning our environment? Then it will only be the unintended, accidental and intentionally stupid poisons.

  • LexRex Mann

    GMO crops are killing bees as well, because Monsanto has built the pesticide right into the crop. And the US is NEVER going to ban anything done by Monsanto, because in a fascist oligarchy, Monsanto runs the government.