Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Ban the bee killing pesticides now!

Researchers publishing in Nature today have found "evidence of increased population extinction rates in response to neonicotinoid seed treatment use on oilseed rape"

They go on to state: “Our results provide the first evidence that sub-lethal impacts of neonicotinoid exposure can be linked to large-scale population extinctions of wild bee species, with these effects being strongest for species that are known to forage on oilseed rape crops.”

Greens are calling for a ban on these bee killing pesticides, a call which I wholeheartedly support. Anyone who has read the seminal work Silent Spring should understand the impact of pesticides on our wildlife - they are designed to kill animals after all.

It is time to ban them once and for all.

Read more here in the Independent.

Email your MP here: https://speakout.38degrees.org.uk/campaigns/1252

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