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E-newsletter  -  July 2012

 
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Health & Environment
After 9 years of procedure, the French supreme court puts a final end to the highly publicized bee case. An insider's chronicle

In a decision dated May 30, 2012, the Cour de Cassation (French Supreme Court) wrote the final chapter of the long legal and media saga in which the world leading chemical and agrochemical company has been accused of being at the origin of the abnormally high death rate observed among the bee population in France, following vehement complaints by bee-keepers. This decision upholds the judgment rendered on September 2, 2010 by the Toulouse Court of Appeals that exonerated Régent TS, a seed-coating product manufactured by BASF Agro.
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