Monthly Archives: January 2016

Bayer revises position on pesticides – Guardian Report

Pharmaceutical giant Bayer has said it has put forward proposals for extra protections for bees after initially accusing the Environmental Protection Agency of overestimating the harm caused to the vital pollinators by a widely used pesticide. A preliminary risk assessment … Continue reading

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Aldi bans bee-harming pesticides – Greenpeace report.

Greenpeace report that Aldi Süd is the first big retailer in Europe to ban eight bee-harming pesticides from domestic fruits and vegetables produced for their markets. The German company made it a requirement on January 1 2016 for its suppliers … Continue reading

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EU scientists begin review of ban on pesticides linked to bee declines

The Guardian newspaper reports that “risk evaluation could pave the way for a rolling back of the hard won EU-wide ban on three neonicotinoid pesticides The European Food Safety Authority (Efsa) has begun a review that could pave the way … Continue reading

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Parliamentary Neonic debates – Buglife reports.

Forty-two MPs spoke at a Parliamentary debate – confirming the huge public concern about neonicotinoid pesticides and bees.  Some MPs stated that the have received as much, or more, correspondence on this issue than on the question of bombing Syria.  … Continue reading

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