Girl Planting seeds

The evidence points in one direction-we must ban neonicotinoids

With more and more evidence emerging that these pesticides harm bees and other insects, it would be irresponsible not to restrict their use, writes the environment secretary, Michael Gove. Two principles guide this government’s approach to the natural world. We want not just to protect but to enhance the environment. And we want our decisions to be informed at all times by rigorous scientific evidence. Which is why when the science shows that our environment is in increasing danger we have to act. Read more...



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