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US groups urge clothianidin ban

A coalition of US environmentalist and beekeeping groups has again urged the EPA to take action against the neonicotinoid insecticide, clothianidin, because of concerns over risks to bees. The coalition, led by Pesticide Action Network of North America, submitted over 250,000 requests to the Agency in late June for the immediate suspension of the insecticide. The move came three months after the filing of legal petition challenging the 2003 conditional registration of clothianidin.


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