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EFSA doubts studies on neonicotinoids and bees

Two recent studies on the effect of neonicotinoid insecticides on bees have not provided conclusive evidence that low levels of the active ingredients harm colonies, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) says. The concentrations of ais tested were higher than the levels of residues found in nectar, the rate of consumption by bees was greater than under realistic conditions, and the exposure was not confirmed as representative of field conditions, the EFSA concludes. Its conclusion follows a review of studies published by research groups in France and the UK in March ( Agrow No 637, p 22).


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