With many honeybee colonies collapsing, the EU’s top court has backed an almost complete EU-wide ban on the use of three insecticides: clothianidin, thiamethoxam and imidacloprid. Scientific studies have shown that these insecticides have been linked to declining bee populations. Apparently these chemicals so disorient bees that they are unable to return to their hives and also interfere with the bees’ ability to pollinate. This is very serious because bees play a crucial role in food production and an effective ecosystem.
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