EU votes for a permanent ban on bee-harming pesticides

The European Union has voted for a permanent ban on pesticides that are harmful to bees.

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    The European Union has voted for a permanent ban on pesticides that are harmful to bees.

    Campaigners call it a 'tremendous victory' for the environment, while pesticide company Bayer calls it a sad day for Europe and its farmers.

    Fruit and vegetable crops are pollinated by bees and other insects, but modern farming techniques have been blamed for a steady decline in their numbers.

     

    Al Jazeera's Neave Barker reports.


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