"Swedish beet growers may not use toxic pesticides to protect their crops, according to a ruling from the land and environment court at Nacka district court."
"the Pesticide is one of the most toxic on the market and is considered to be behind their demise in many parts of the world."
"the Swedish chemicals agency decided in december last year to give nöddispens beet growers to use the forbidden means Gaucho WS 70. But the court set aside this decision now, as it believes that there have not been conditions to provide the exemption."
"the Right has among other things looked at the risk of damage to bees and other pollinating insects, and whether there are other reasonable ways to reduce the skördebortfallet. The precautionary approach prevails in the field of environmental law has also played a role."
"the Pesticide Gaucho WS 70 contains substances that are considered to be behind the sharp decline of bees and other pollinating insects in many countries."
"the Exemption was attracted strong criticism and was challenged by, among others, Swedish society for nature conservation (SSNC). The land and environment court decided already in the end of February to suspend the exemption in anticipation of the judgment."
"the plant protection product, Gaucho WS 70 containing so-called neonicotinoids, a special group of insecticides. They are used in, for example, rapsodlingar and sugar beets where the plants ' seeds are treated with the funds."
"Chemically have neonikotinoiderna large similarities with nicotine. The insects hamstrung and die at large enough concentration."
"Against certain insect pests, they are highly effective, but also affects the wild bees and bumble bees."
"the Usual honey bees don't hit as hard as the wild species, which may depend on their communities is very large and can withstand large losses."
"Source: Nature Communications"