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Ban pesticides to save bees, MPs urge

Posted By admin On April 5, 2013 @ 5:25 am In Sci Tech | Comments Disabled

Richard Gray
London Telegraph [1]
April 5, 2013

The Environmental Audit Committee accused ministers of taking an “extraordinarily complacent approach” to protecting important pollinating insects such as bees.

Bees pollinate more than £1 billion worth of crops in the UK each year including fruits and vegetables such as carrots, cabbages, apples and pears.

Numbers of the insects have declined dramatically over the past 25 years and there are fears that the use of a common type of pesticides known as neonicotinoids may be playing a role.

Many countries have already implemented a ban on their use on crops and the European Commission has also attempted to restrict their use, but the British government has called for greater scientific evidence before it takes any action.

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[1] London Telegraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/countryside/9972584/Ban-pesticides-to-save-bees-MPs-urge.html

[2] Pesticides blamed for killing bees: http://www.prisonplanet.com/pesticides-blamed-for-killing-bees.html

[3] Neonicotinoid pesticides continue to cause the decline of bee population in the U.S: http://www.prisonplanet.com/neonicotinoid-pesticides-continue-to-cause-the-decline-of-bee-population-in-the-u-s.html

[4] The Bees’ Needs: £10m To Save Dying Insects: http://www.prisonplanet.com/the-bees-needs-10m-to-save-dying-insects.html

[5] Are honey bees being killed off by chemically coated crop seeds?: http://www.prisonplanet.com/are-honey-bees-being-killed-off-by-chemically-coated-crop-seeds.html

[6] Mystery of lost bees points to pesticide: http://www.prisonplanet.com/mystery-of-lost-bees-points-to-pesticide.html

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