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Syngenta Chief Slams EU Ban
Thu Jan 23, 2014 07:53 AM CST

DAVOS, Switzerland (Dow Jones) -- Syngenta Chief Executive Michael Mack spoke strongly Thursday against a European ban on certain pesticides, which the European Union says could harm the health of bee populations.

In an interview at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Mr. Mack said Syngenta would "do everything we can" to get the decision reversed. He called the ban -- which was driven last year by countries including France, Germany and the Netherlands -- "political in its intent."

The countries are concerned that certain types of pesticides, known as neonicotinoids, are affecting bee populations and are therefore harming agriculture ...

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