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2021-05-11

Bayer (the company that purchased the rights to herbicide glyphosate when it bought Monsanto and ended up settling a court case for $2 billion) has lost another case, this time in the ECLJ, which upheld a lower court decision to ban certain "bee-killing" pesticides from use in the EU.

protecting nature and people's health takes precedence over the narrow economic interests of powerful multinationals

Nevertheless it's only a partial ban relating to its use on certain crops ("maize, rapeseed, and some cereals") - but

" ... governments can grant exemptions to the ban, and other dangerous pesticides are still in use https://t.co/upPwIsOjiR

— Greenpeace EU (@GreenpeaceEU) May 6, 2021"

Of course, the UK being now outside the EU, this ban may not affect us.