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.
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