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Union blasts ban on use of neonicotinoids

SANDY NEIL

sneil@obantimes.co.uk

THE National Farmers’ Union of Scotland has reacted angrily to the European Union expansion of a controversial ban on neonicotinoid pesticides for all crops grown outdoors.

The European Commission last year proposed extending its ban of three neonicotinoids — clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam — beyond just flowering crops, because of growing evidence of its harm to pollinating insects.

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