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


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

Cher
- 606 days ago - greenpeace.org.uk
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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Nyack Clancy (453)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 6:36 am
noted
 

Sandi C. (217)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 7:03 am
noted
 

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. (63)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 8:35 am
Noted, thanks Cher.
 

pam w. (191)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 9:09 am
Better than nothing, I suppose.
 

Bee S. (208)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 9:44 am
Like Pam W. saying. TY
 

Michael Kirkby (86)
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.
 

Michael Kirkby (86)
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 S. (298)
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 (55)
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!
 

Allan Yorkowitz (448)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 11:09 am
Give me another reason to dislike Bayer...
 

Christeen Anderson (553)
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. (152)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 2:48 pm
Noted.
 

Aurea Walker (216)
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 (519)
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. (96)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 6:08 pm
Noted. Thanks, Cher.
 

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

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

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

Frances Darcy (225)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 12:40 am
I agree that it is a step in the right direction
 

Danuta Watola (1217)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 1:54 am
noted
 

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 Kemp (1)
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 Bjorkman (147)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 2:30 am
It sounds very good, a thing to be happy about
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (395)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 2:48 am
It's better than nothing. Why partial?
 

Jan L. (604)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 3:03 am
Happy something is being done to protect bees.
 

TERRY R. (302)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 3:21 am
A SMALL STEP IN THE CORRECT DIRECTION.
 

Ana R (220)
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. (49)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 4:57 am
That is a start ... I do agree with Aurea !
 

Past Member (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. (3954)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 3:49 pm
Noted!!
 

Joan McAllister (1064)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 7:53 pm
Noted. Thanks Cher
 

Lisa sick Windsor (149)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 12:28 pm
Noted!
 

Michela m. (3954)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 1:01 pm


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Sunday May 5, 2013, 5:36 am
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Carol H. (229)
Friday May 10, 2013, 6:18 am
we need them banned totally!!
 

Frances Darcy (225)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 11:47 am
Noted above also
 

Yvonne F. (177)
Friday July 12, 2013, 9:28 am
It should be banned for good!!! Thanks Cher
 
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