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France Bans Syngenta Pesticide Linked to Bee Decline

Posted By admin On June 16, 2012 @ 2:06 am In Sci Tech | Comments Disabled

Farmers Weekly [1]
June 16, 2012

The French government has banned a pesticide linked to the decline of bees that is widely used to treat oilseed rape.

Cruiser OSR, which contains the neonicotinoid insecticide thiamethoxam, was banned for use on oilseed rape by the French Ministry of Agriculture.

Made by the Swiss agrichemical company Syngenta, Cruiser OSR is a seed treatment, which is coated onto the rape seeds.

The decision to ban Cruiser follows two studies earlier this year, in the UK and France, which found evidence that neonicotinoids contain chemicals that disorientate bees and prevent them from finding their way back to hives, causing colony collapse disorder.

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[1] Farmers Weekly: http://www.fwi.co.uk/Articles/08/06/2012/133289/France-bans-Syngenta-pesticide-linked-to-bee-decline.htm

[2] Bayer Pesticide Chemicals Linked to Devastating Collapse of Honeybee Populations: http://www.prisonplanet.com/bayer-pesticide-chemicals-linked-to-devastating-collapse-of-honeybee-populations.html

[3] Mystery of lost bees points to pesticide: http://www.prisonplanet.com/mystery-of-lost-bees-points-to-pesticide.html

[4] Report: USDA also knew about bee-killing pesticide: http://www.prisonplanet.com/report-usda-also-knew-about-bee-killing-pesticide.html

[5] Europe bans bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides: When will America take action?: http://www.prisonplanet.com/europe-bans-bee-killing-neonicotinoid-pesticides-when-will-america-take-action.html

[6] Neonicotinoid pesticides continue to cause the decline of bee population in the U.S: http://www.prisonplanet.com/neonicotinoid-pesticides-continue-to-cause-the-decline-of-bee-population-in-the-u-s.html

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