EU Insecticide ban

13 May

Following the recent vote in Brussels, the EU has placed a two year ban on the use of some of the most commonly used types of insecticide Neonicotinoids in response to the growing concern about the decline in bee population. As one in three of every mouthful we eat globally depends upon our winged friends pollinating them successfully it is certainly in all our interest to keep the numbers of bees on the up! The ban on Neonicotinoids has proved to be somewhat divisive and has raised a lot of questions about the testing and use of seed treated pesticides. It will be interesting to monitor the bee population over the next couple of years and see what impact the ban on other species, and crop productivity.

 

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