Regulators across the pond are keeping up the momentum to protect pollinators, with a new report
from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) adding fipronil
to the list of bee-harming pesticides the agency is concerned about.
Earlier this year, EFSA raised the alarm about three other insecticides that pose a threat to bees. And the EU responded with a two-year ban on the use of those chemicals. We have yet to see if fipronil will be added to the list of restricted pesticides, but EFSA's conclusion signals that protections for bees are more likely.
While European regulators are taking