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The Standard - April 2023

France Ends Exemption Use of Neonicotinoids

In 2018, France became the first country in the European Union (EU) to ban all outdoor use of neonicotinoid pesticides, a class of chemicals that is harmful to bees and other pollinators. Shortly after, in 2020, an emergency exemption was approved for beet growers to use neonicotinoids to protect the crops from yellow virus transmitted by aphids, as alternative pesticides were proving to be ineffective. In January 2023, Agriculture Minister Marc Fesneau announced that France would no longer allow the emergency use of neonicotinoids on beet crops and would enforce the full ban originally enacted in 2018.1 This move reflects growing concern about the environmental and health impacts of agrochemicals, especially related to pollinators, as well as a shift toward more sustainable and eco-friendly farming practices.

CIL offers many stable isotope-labeled and native standards for neonicotinoid compounds, as well as transformation byproducts. A pair of multi-component mixtures is also available for more comprehensive screening of environmental and human exposure samples.

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Catalog No. Description Amount
ES-5634 JECS Labeled Neonicotinoid Mixture 1.2 mL in methanol
ES-5627 JECS Native Neonicotinoid Mixture 1.2 mL in methanol

For more information about CIL’s full line of neonicotinoid standards, please click on the image of our product Spotlight below.

CIL also offers a comprehensive line of herbicide, insecticide, and pesticide standards. For more information, please click on the image of our catalog below.


1. European Union high court nixes neonicotinoid exemptions. Chemical and Engineering News. 23 January 2023.

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