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Majority of EU Countries Support Partial Ban of Bee-Killing Pesticides

Environment  (tags: environment, habitat, nature, protection, wildlife, bees )

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A clear majority of EU countries have supported the European Commission proposal to temporarily ban three pesticides that are scientifically shown to be harmful to bees: imidacloprid and clothianidin, produced by chemical company Bayer, and thiamethoxam,

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Sandi C (98)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 7:03 am

Kit B (276)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 7:13 am

Yeah, but it is only for 2 years and is only a partial ban.

Sara P (57)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 8:35 am
Noted, thanks Cher.

pam w (139)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 9:09 am
Better than nothing, I suppose.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 9:44 am
Like Pam W. saying. TY

. (0)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 9:54 am
I guess a partial ban is better than none. I think Europe is going to have a lot of trouble with the Japanese Emperor wasp that is making its way across Eastern Europe and has shown up in France. Just a few of them can wipe out a hive in a matter of hours. Why not a 100% ban to give the bees a fighting chance? These neonicotinoids disrupt the internal navigation system that the bee depends on to locate its target and then return home with the pollen.

. (0)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 10:02 am
I guess a partial ban is better than none. I think Europe is going to have a lot of trouble with the Japanese Emperor wasp that is making its way across Eastern Europe and has shown up in France. Just a few of them can wipe out a hive in a matter of hours. Why not a 100% ban to give the bees a fighting chance? These neonicotinoids disrupt the internal navigation system that the bee depends on to locate its target and then return home with the pollen.

Ruth C (87)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 10:16 am
Such an important little creature for all of us, and we are killing it by the millions, that just makes no sense!

Sonia Minwer Barakat Reque (60)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 10:29 am
I knew beekeepers have been fighting with this problem since 1998
I know that it's a partial ban,but it's a start and a precedent.
After 15 years with this problem,I think the news are awesome and great.
I hope that with more research and studies we can reach a 100 % ban

Pogle S (88)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 10:40 am
Britain is against the ban... must be the vested interests pulling the strings here! The awake people believe that bees and other beneficial pollinating insects are much more important than mere money!

. (0)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 11:09 am
Give me another reason to dislike Bayer...

Christeen A (377)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 12:26 pm
What about the other half?

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 1:11 pm
Except for the stupid UK More interested in money and where do they think our bees are going then Do they think our bees are different i dont think so

Birgit W (160)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 2:48 pm

Aurea Aurea Walker (226)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 4:01 pm
A thousand mile journey begins with the first step. We need to keep on stepping on!

Stuart Thomas (497)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 5:28 pm
Noted. Thank you, Cher.

Paulett Simunich (0)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 6:06 pm
Partial ban and for 2 years.....I'll take it ......better than nothing.....we will need to work harder !!!!!

Esther Z (94)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 6:08 pm
Noted. Thanks, Cher.

James Doeppers (0)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 7:01 pm

Mosxopontikas M (38)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 7:35 pm

James Merit (144)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 8:35 pm
Steps in the right direction, thank you.

Frances Darcy (156)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 12:40 am
I agree that it is a step in the right direction

Danuta W (1248)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 1:54 am

Arwen Woods (207)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 1:56 am
Carol D, I take huge offence at your comment "the stupid UK". As a UK resident, I am ashamed by what my government has done in not agreeing here. But that does not make the whole UK "stupid". I have signed numerous petitions and fought against this for a long time, and do not appreciate being called stupid for doing so.

Lindsay K (6)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 1:57 am
Why not blanket ban the pesticide while the testing is done, and reinstate the pesticide afterwards if it proves harmless?

However, we have to understand that, in many parts of the world, and in Europe, farmers are having a very difficult time, and are not being paid proper prices for what they do produce, so if they produce less, their profit margins - no, for many, very small, go down even more. We have to learn to pay proper prices for what is produced, and supermarkets have to look at the prices they pay farmers, their practices, and their profit margins, and make the right decisions!

Anne S (14)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 2:06 am
Only a partial ban?

Inge B (201)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 2:30 am
It sounds very good, a thing to be happy about

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 2:48 am
It's better than nothing. Why partial?

Past Member (0)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 3:03 am
Happy something is being done to protect bees.

TERRY R (353)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 3:21 am

Wednesday May 1, 2013, 3:59 am
Aurea W, i agree with you

Past Member (0)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 4:49 am
But as recent studies indicate this is not the problem, I hope people keep searching for the real cause.

Veerle V (44)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 4:57 am
That is a start ... I do agree with Aurea !

. (0)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 6:15 am
There should be a full ban instead of just a partial.

paul m (93)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 6:24 am

Noted...but it dosen' start untill December , how many Bees do you see in Dec.Ireland diden't vote , sat on
the fence as usual.

Michela M (3964)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 3:49 pm

Thursday May 2, 2013, 7:53 pm
Noted. Thanks Cher

Lisa W (143)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 12:28 pm

Michela M (3964)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 1:01 pm

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jeanne schreurs (205)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 5:36 am
2 other reasons to dislike Bayer:
Bayer admits GMO contamination out of control .Drug and chemical giant Bayer AG has admitted that there is no way to stop the uncontrolled spread of its genetically modified crops.

"Even the best practices can't guarantee perfection," said Mark Ferguson, the company's defense lawyer in a recent trial.
Two Missouri farmers sued Bayer for contaminating their crop with modified genes from an experimental strain of rice engineered to be resistant to the company's Liberty-brand herbicide. The contamination occurred in 2006, during an open field test of the new rice, which was not approved for human consumption. According to the plaintiffs' lawyer, Don Downing, genetic material from the unapproved rice contaminated more than 30 percent of all rice cropland in the United States.

Learn more:

Drug maker Bayer AG has recalled all remaining stocks of the anti-bleeding medication Trasylol (aprotinin) from the U.S. market after a New England Journal of Medicine Study demonstrated that the drug increased heart surgery patients' risk of death by 53 percent.

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Carol H (229)
Friday May 10, 2013, 6:18 am
we need them banned totally!!

Frances Darcy (156)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 11:47 am
Noted above also

Yvonne F (181)
Friday July 12, 2013, 9:28 am
It should be banned for good!!! Thanks Cher
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