SOIL ASSOCIATION URGES BAN ON PESTICIDES TO HALT BEE DEATHS Guardian 29.9.08

It looks like pesticides are implicated in the problem of the disappearing bee population across the globe. The Guardian reported that:  pesticides called Neonicotinoids have been suspended from use by the Italian govt. after it accepted that this group of pesticides are implicated in killing honeybees.  France, Germany & Slovenia has also issued restrictions on which areas & crops they can be used on. Neonicotinoids are used to kill insects on a range of crops including barley & sugar beet.In Germany Clothianidin has been restricted along the Rhine when bees died after its use.  In France Imidacloprid has been banned on sunflowers since 1999 & on sweetcorn since 2003 after a third of honeybees were wiped out. The UK has yet to make any move on the subject.

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