EU Commission adopts pesticide ban to help bees

The EU Commission has adopted a controversial ban on the use of certain pesticides in an attempt to tackle the decline in bees, according to spokesman Koen Doens:

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The #bees are buzzing in the trees: @eu_commission adopts #EU wide restrictions on pesticide use, into force on 1 Dec http://t.co/SVFYDFo4YE

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