EU moves on bee pesticide ban

A ban on pesticides feared to be killing bees was on the cards today after a majority of EU governments backed a move fiercely resisted by the UK coalition.

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EU govts and coalition at odds over pesticides ban

Greenpeace urged the European Commission to act swiftly to introduce the ban on three pesticides. Credit: PA Wire

A ban on pesticides feared to be killing bees was on the cards today after a majority of EU governments backed a move fiercely resisted by the UK coalition.

After a vote in Brussels, Greenpeace urged the European Commission to act swiftly to introduce the ban for at least two years on three pesticides the organisation says have been shown scientifically to be harmful to bees.

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