France First Country to Ban Bee-Killing Neonicotinoids in Europe

beeBy Heather Callaghan

In 2016, France’s National Assembly voted to totally ban the bee-killing pesticides known as neonicotinoids by September 2018. Now, the time has come to make good on that plan, the country announced on Saturday. While farmers are incensed by this move, beekeepers are even angrier. Earlier this summer, Parisian beekeepers staged a bee funeral to really drive the point home about the loss of pollinators.

Recently France and even the EU as a whole have made strides when it comes to pesticides:

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