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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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'Overwhelming support' for pesticides ban

Today's vote makes it crystal clear that there is overwhelming scientific, political and public support for a ban.

Those countries opposing a ban have failed. Now, the Commission must draw the only conclusion possible and immediately halt the use of these pesticides as a first step to protect European food production and ecosystem.

– Marco Contiero, Greenpeace EU agriculture policy director

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