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EU court upholds ban on insecticides

Mon 10/05/2021 by Richard Wilkinson
EU court upholds ban on insecticides

The European Court of Justice dismissed an appeal by Bayer to overturn a partial ban on three insecticides linked to harming bees. The ruling covers three active substances – imidacloprid developed by Bayer CropScience, clothianidin developed by Takeda Chemical Industries and Bayer CropScience, as well as Syngenta’s thiamethoxam.

A Bayer spokesperson said the firm was disappointed by the verdict and stood by the safety of the products, which continue to be used in other regions with appropriate risk mitigation measures applied.

The EU’s highest court ordered Bayer to bear its own costs plus those of other parties.

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