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EU Urges Two-year Ban on 'Disturbing' Bee Insecticides

European Commission spokesman Frederic Vincent said the European Union executive had proposed a "two-year ban" on the use of three so-called neonicotinoid insecticides used in maize, rapeseed, sunflower and cotton cultivation. Sources told AFP that major EU states Germany, Britain and Spain, amongst others, nonetheless indicated serious reservations about the plans.

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