Regulatory News

The sale of three pesticides suspected of causing mass bee deaths will be banned starting December 1 for EU countries. The decision was based on a report from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the European agency responsible for food safety.

The restriction involves the pesticides clothianidin, thiamethoxam and imidacloprid, produced by the German company, Bayer and the company Syngenta in Switzerland. The measure will be reviewed in two years, time to study the behavior of the insects. According to the report, these products could cause paralysis in or death of the bees, which would interrupt the pollination process, fundamental to the development of agriculture.

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