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Yellow virus – Banned’ bee-harming pesticide approved for use, despite expert advice

Yellow virus – Banned’ bee-harming pesticide approved for use, despite expert advice

A pesticide which can harm bees has been approved for use in 2022. Emergency use of a product containing the chemical thiamethoxam has been authorised in England because of a virus which affects sugar beets. The decision came despite expert advisers finding pollution from the pesticide would damage river life, and requirements for use had not been met. But Environment…

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