Here, I relate what the journalist said in his article “« De nombreux éléments de preuves pointent vers les néonicotinoïdes comme cause majeure » du déclin des abeilles”. All quotes, originally in French, were translated by me.
[Date of publication of his book]
In the “middle of summer”, the EU “quietly postponed” the introduction of new risk assessment tests against advice from EFSA and the scientific community. “According to a study, published in October 2017 in the journal PloS One, the biomass of flying insects fell by more than 75% between 1989 and 2016 in around 60 protected areas in Germany.” (Hallman et al. 2017)
S. Foucart answers a series of questions. The subject is often too dense to be synthesized, I invite you to consult the article.