EU looks to protect bees from pesticides

A bee sits on a flower outside the Olympic Stadium at Olympic Park on July 21, 2012 in London, England.

European leaders have voted to ban bee harming pesticides across the continent. The move, which will restrict the use of certain types of pesticides for two years unless decisive new information becomes available, is an effort to protect the dwindling honeybee population.

The BBC's Nigel Cassidy joins Marketplace Morning Report host Jeremy Hobson from London with the details.

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Nigel Cassidy is a reporter with the BBC.

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