Kyriakides confident on health, struggles on pesticides

It was almost a tale of two hearings for Stella Kyriakides, the commissioner-designate for health.

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As scientists discover neonicotinoid pesticides in unexpected locations and associated with health problems, a growing body of research challenges the assumption these are safer and less likely to spread than other types of pesticide.

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