29 Apr '13, 4pm

EU bans bee-harming pesticides: well done to all who put pressure on #BeeCause #DT @wwwfoecouk

Europe votes for pesticides ban29 April 2013 European states have voted to ban three neonicotinoid pesticides on crops attractive to honey bees. The decision follows growing evidence that neonicotinoids pose 'a high acute risk' to bees , as well as huge pressure on European governments to act. Andrew Pendleton of Friends of the Earth labelled the result a 'significant victory for common sense and our beleagured bee populations'. Friends of the Earth has been among those calling strongly for a ban. UK Government fails to support ban But he also highlighted the UK Government's failure to back the ban and warned that banning pesticides won't solve bee decline by itself: The UK Government's refusal to back restrictions on these chemicals, despite growing scientific concern about their impact, is yet another blow to its environmental credibility. Restricting the use of these pe...

Full article: http://www.foe.co.uk/news/europe_pesticides_ban_39938.html

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