Tories adopt Labour’s policy to back total ban on bee-harming pesticides

Oilseed rape crops being sprayed. The seeds are treated with neonicotinoids and the flowers visited by bees [Image: Juice/Rex/Shutterstock].

Just one point: This is a Labour policy.

The UK will back a total ban on insect-harming pesticides in fields across Europe, the environment secretary, Michael Gove, has revealed.

The decision reverses the government’s previous position and is justified by recent new evidence showing neonicotinoids have contaminated the whole landscape and cause damage to colonies of bees. It also follows the revelation that 75% of all flying insects have disappeared in Germany and probably much further afield, a discovery Gove said had shocked him.

Source: UK will back total ban on bee-harming pesticides, Michael Gove reveals | Environment | The Guardian

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6 thoughts on “Tories adopt Labour’s policy to back total ban on bee-harming pesticides

  1. C

    think thr ban may need to be much nore comprehensive but it does get good headlines which the tories need badly.

  2. Doug Ward

    I remember DDT this was the same killing all wild life and getting into the food chain!
    Not before time these Tories did this ban it’s being going on far to long!

  3. Zippi

    Good! When will those corporations realise that that we share this planet and everything that’s on it and that humans are the only beings who give a c**p about money and that they have more than they need? I have said, for may years, that the next Mass Extinction will begin in the oceans and it is beginning to look as though I may not be wrong. Is it not bad enough that we blight the landscape with single crops but that we have to kill the insect life, too? With no insects… what eats the insects? Shortsightedness and greed, time and again. Other so-called pesticides need to be examined, too! How much of this nastiness to we ingest? It is little wonder why there are so many common illnesses that were once rare.

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