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Bee-killing pesticides still banned and an eco-friendly shopping centre for Normandy

No ban u-turn on bee-killing pesticides
The French ban on the use of bee-killing pesticides will not be lifted. Following discussions in June between the Minister of Ecological Transition, Nicolas Hulot, and his Agriculture colleague, Stéphane Travert, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe decided that the government will not revisit the ban.

Called neonicotinoids, these pesticides penetrate the sap of the plant and are accused of being neurotoxic and responsible for the decline of pollinating insects.

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