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French Move to Ban Another Bee-Killing Chemical

The French government has put one of the world’s huge chemical pesticide manufacturers on notice: One of its newer insecticides is killing bees and that product’s days are numbered.

Thiamethoxam — one of many pesticides in the class known as neonicotinoids, or synthetic nicotines — was recently implicated in a report by France’s National Food, Environment and Work Safety Agency. A leading French government official said he plans to notify the manufacturer, Syngenta, that he will push for a full European ban of the product.

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