Three neonicotinoids pose a ‘high risk’ to bee populations

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In a recent report from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the neonicotinoids clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam were deemed to pose a high risk to bees when applied as foliar sprays. In a statement, EFSA said, "The protection of bees and the protection of pollinators are one of the essential elements that we consider in the risk assessment of pesticides” This conclusion is consistent with previous reports released by EFSA.