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Majority of EU countries support partial ban of bee-killing pesticides

Press release | April 29, 2013 at 9:58

Brussels – 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...

Neonicotinoids bigger threat to wild bees and other animals than previously thought

Press release | January 12, 2017 at 9:00

Brussels, 12 January 2017 – Neonicotinoid pesticides pose serious risks not only to honeybees, but also to many other species, according to a scientific review published today by Greenpeace.

The Bees Burden

Publication | April 15, 2014 at 18:16

Over two thirds of the pollen that honeybees collect from European fields is contaminated by a cocktail of up to 17 different toxic pesticides.

The bees' burden

Press release | April 16, 2014 at 8:58

Over two thirds of the pollen that honeybees collect from European fields is contaminated by a cocktail of up to 17 different toxic pesticides. These are the shocking findings of a new study released today.

Bees in Decline

Press release | April 9, 2013 at 9:30

Zurich – Greenpeace released today a comprehensive scientific review [1] of the factors that put pollinators and agriculture in Europe at risk. The study highlights the ecological and economic importance of healthy bee populations and stresses...

Syngenta takes Commission to court over ban of bee-killing pesticide

Press release | August 27, 2013 at 12:49

[UPDATE] - At least one other agrochemicals company (Bayer) has joined Syngenta in challenging the EU pesticide ban. Brussels – Swiss agrochemicals company Syngenta has legally challenged a partial EU ban of one of its pesticides that...

US Court annuls market approval for sulfoxaflor

Publication | September 17, 2015 at 15:00

Dear Commissioner Andriukaitis, We are writing to draw your attention to a recent judgment last week by a United States (US) Appeals Court. In this judgment, the Court decided to cancel the approval granted by the US Environmental...

EU study on bee-killing pesticides increases pressure for ban expansion

Press release | August 26, 2015 at 11:42

Brussels – A study by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has linked the spraying of three neonicotinoid pesticides to harmful effects on bees, increasing the pressure on the European Commission to expand a current EU-wide ban to all uses...

Bee-killing pesticides dangerous even when used in greenhouses, new research

Press release | December 11, 2017 at 9:21

Brussels/Exeter – Bees and other wildlife are exposed to neonicotinoid pesticides even if they are used only inside greenhouses, a new study published today by Greenpeace Science Unit reveals.

Study: dangers of neonicotinoid use in greenhouses

Publication | December 11, 2017 at 8:59

Will the use of neonicotinoids in greenhouses continue to present a risk for bees and other organisms?

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