The three-month ban comes after several cases of poisoning involving staff and residents living on farms were reported in the last two weeks alone.
Four EU countries accounted for 79% of pesticide sales in 2016, according to data released Monday by statistics body Eurostat.
At first glance, the small town of Etais-La-Sauvin, some 200 kms south of Paris, is your typical French village — except that soil pollution has deprived its inhabitants of drinkable running water for more than two years.
At a mock funeral in Paris, beekeepers called on the government to come to the rescue and take urgent action to stave off an ecological disaster
A European court has upheld a partial ban on three insecticides, saying the European Commission had been right to restrict their use to protect bees.
Report reveals flying insect population crash due to pesticides, resulting in a third of the bird population disappearing from lack of food, with some less common species suffering 90% declines.