15 Mar '13, 1pm

UK Ministers dragged their feet over ash trees, now they risk doing the same with #bees #BeeCause #neonicotinoids

Responding to news that European Commission proposals today to restrict the use of neonicotinoid insecticides linked to be decline failed to get the necessary qualified majority, Friends of the Earth's Head of Campaigns Andrew Pendleton said: "This is a cop-out by a significant number of European governments, including the UK - it means yet more dither and delay while our bee populations plummet. "UK Ministers dragged their feet over ash trees, now they risk doing the same with bees. "There is more than enough evidence that these chemicals are linked to bee decline to place immediate restrictions on their use. "The UK Government could and should follow the example of retailers and take action to ban these products. "We need a Bee Action Plan to protect these precious pollinators from all the threats they face, such as habitat loss in our towns and countryside. Over recent ...

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