Tag Archives: European Food Safety Authority

Neonicotinoid ban hit UK farmers hard

Bugs devour rapeseed crop in Britain as EU ban on pesticide to save bees comes into force   Peter Kendall surveys his crop of oilseed rape. At this time of year, he should usually be looking at healthy green cotyledons … Continue reading

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Bee pesticides may ‘harm developing brains of unborn babies’

Experts find chemicals that may adversely affect neurons and brain structures associated with learning and memory. Controversial pesticides linked to declines in bee populations may harm the developing brains of unborn babies, experts at the European Food Safety Authority ruled on Tuesday. They … Continue reading

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Two insecticides a risk for human nervous system: EU

Brussels — The EU warned Tuesday that two widely used insecticides, one of which has already been implicated in bee population decline, may pose a risk to human health. The neonicotinoid insecticides acetamiprid and imidacloprid “may affect the developing human … Continue reading

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EU must promote honey bees through sustainable farming model

The EU ban on neonicotinoids is a perfect opportunity for European and UK authorities to build a robust and sustainable farming model which promotes the value of the honey bee. To Owen Paterson’s extreme disappointment, European honey bees finally had something … Continue reading

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The loophole that allows bee-harming pesticide to be sprayed in Scotland

Farmers in Scotland will keep spraying crops with a toxic pesticide blamed for harming bees despite a European ban coming into force today. The European Union has banned the use of three neonicotinoids from today, but has omitted thiacloprid from … Continue reading

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Study shows low risk to bees from neonicotinoids

NEONICOTINOID pesticides do not pose a threat to bee health at doses typically used in the field, according to the results from an extensive field trial carried out by Syngenta. The agrochemical giant hopes the research, which has finally been published after … Continue reading

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How green bullying, junk science and EU lies killed off yet another successful industry

This is a story with everything: bees, junk science, the French behaving badly, the EU at its worst… (H/T Richard North at EUreferendum). You’ll read it and go: “Yes! This is why I hate the EU. This is why it can … Continue reading

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