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Syngenta takes legal action against EU pesticide ban
- Syngenta (SYT) submits a legal challenge to the European Commission's decision to suspend the use of a pesticide on crops pollinated by bees.
- SYT says the EC made the decision on the basis of a flawed process, an inaccurate and incomplete assessment by the European Food Safety Authority and without the full support of EU member states.
- The European Union announced in April a ban of three widely-used pesticides because of fears they are linked to a plunge in the population of bees critical to the production of crops.