2 Dow pesticides suspended in France over potential harm to bees - court

A French court suspended the license for two pesticides made by Dow Chemical Co on Friday, citing potential environmental risks. They include harmful effects on bees, Reuters reported. The summary ruling by an administrative court in the southern city of Nice overturned a September decision by France’s health and environment agency ANSES. It granted a permit for the ‘Closer’ and ‘Transform’ crop chemicals, which contain the insecticide sulfoxaflor. The authorization of the products angered environmental protection groups.