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France Renounces Use of Harmful Neonicotinoids for Bees Following EU Court Ruling

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The French Minister of Agriculture announced that France will no longer use neonicotinoids, a type of seed coating insecticide, after a decision by the Court of Justice of the European Union deemed illegal the exceptions to the use of these toxic substances for bees.

The court ruled that member states cannot override the express prohibitions on the use of seeds treated with neonicotinoids, which present high risks for bees. France had previously requested an exemption for the cultivation of sugar beets, but this decision has been overruled.

It is unclear if the government will continue to use these pesticides illegally despite the court's ruling.

SOURCE (Automatically translated from French)


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