France’s ban on Bee-Killing Pesticides begins on Saturday

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A ban on five Neo-Nicotinoid Pesticides enters into force in France on Saturday, placing the country at the forefront of a campaign against chemicals blamed for decimating critical populations of Crop-Pollinating Bees.
The move has been hailed by beekeepers and environmental activists, but lamented by cereal and sugar cane farmers who claim there are no effective alternatives for protecting their valuable crops against insects.
In recent years, bees started dying from ‘Colony Collapse Disorder’, which is a mysterious scourge blamed partly on pesticides.
Scientific studies have since shown that Neo-Nicotinoids harm Bee Reproduction and Foraging, by diminishing sperm quality and scrambling the insects’ memory and navigation functions.

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