European Union governments failed to reach a decision on whether to
ban three widely-used pesticides linked to the decline of honeybees, the
European Commission said.
Sources close to the discussions said 13 EU governments voted in favour of a
ban and nine voted against, with five countries including Britain and Germany
Risk to honeybee health
"Today, Germany and Britain have caved in to the industry lobby and refused
to ban bee-killing pesticides," Avaaz campaigner Iain Keith said in a