Last month the global chemicals giant Syngenta applied to the UK government for an “emergency exemption” from a temporary EU ban on the use of pesticides containing neonicotinoids. 971 more words
argylesock says... I'm not sure which neonic Syngenta wants to bring back here in Europe. Maybe all of the three which are temporarily banned: clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam. [Edit] Soon after this story broke, I'm feeling cynical about it. Maybe Syngenta decided not to fight the neonic ban because it's only a temporary ban. Also, Syngenta is busy lobbying for its interests as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) draws closer to becoming real. [Edit again] Maybe the story was this one: Syngenta and Bayer challenged the European neonic ban. Syngenta requested an exemption for autumn-sown oilseed rape (Brassica napus) in 2014, but soon withdrew that request.