Saturday, 28 April 2018

Beeutiful?


It finally looks as if the EU will ban the use of neonicotinoid insecticides throughout the union, with the exception of enclosed greenhouses (https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/apr/27/eu-agrees-total-ban-on-bee-harming-pesticides). This has led to claims that crops will be reduced (contested) but the evidence that these chemicals decimate essential pollinators (important in many areas of agriculture) and animals that feed on insects is pretty overwhelming. The decision appears to be logical. 

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