Angry Bees

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The Quebec Superior Court just permitted a class action to be taken against Bayer and Syngenta. The two companies sell pesticides that might be harmful to bees.

 

The class action was started in 2014 by beekeeper Steve Martineau on behalf of all beekeepers in Quebec. The culprit is neonicotinoids, a chemical in pesticides said to cause mass deaths of bees.

The beekeepers are asking for over four million dollars in compensation. But the class action may not go ahead if Bayer and Syngenta appeal the court’s decision.  

This new class action is just one of many that have made news recently, such as those involving Volkswagen and Apple’s star, the iPhone.

 

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