Twelve pesticides made with chemicals shown to harm bees and other pollinators are slated to be banned as part of a proposed settlement with the manufacturers, the EPA announced Dec. 12.
The pesticides, marketed by Syngenta AG., Bayer AG, and Valent USA Corp., contain either thiamethoxam or clothianidin, two chemicals in the neonicotinoid class that are linked to declining bee populations.
The companies are asking the Environmental Protection Agency to voluntarily cancel the registration of six Syngenta products, four Valent products, and two Bayer products containing the chemicals as part of a proposed settlement with...
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(Updates with comment from Syngenta and Bayer.)