30 Apr '13, 7am

Bees face a brighter future as pesticides banned "decision to restrict neonics welcomed by The Wildlife Trusts"

Bees face a brighter future as pesticides banned "decision to restrict neonics welcomed by The Wildlife Trusts"

Bees face a brighter future as pesticides banned Monday 29th April 2013 A decision to restrict certain pesticides, known as neonics, has today been welcomed by The Wildlife Trusts. The continued opposition of the UK Government is very disappointing and of great concern to those of us who value the natural environment and its contribution to food production The European Commission has placed a temporary suspension on dangerous insecticides called neonicotinoids. It is expected that the ban will come into effect from 1 December 2013 and will restrict the use of the three most common neonicotinoids (Imidacloprid, Clothianidin and Thiamethoxam) on crops which are ‘attractive to bees’. Paul Wilkinson, The Wildlife Trusts’ Head of Living Landscape, said: “The EU’s ban on three neonicotinoid insecticides is extremely welcome. Whilst it provides some respite for our bees, we need ...

Full article: http://www.wildlifetrusts.org/news/2013/04/29/bees-face-b...

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