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Neonicotinoid pesticides banned, bees saved, phew! But why?

A few days ago the EU decided to ban the use of neonicotinoid pesticides. This is great news for bees, populations of which have been declining over the last decade or so. Our glorious government was against the ban, they seemingly don’t care about bees and their unlikely green agenda is no more.

Protesting for an EU neonicotinoid pesticides ban
source: Independent

Of course, declining bee numbers in the UK has serious implications as they play a vital ecological role – pollination. If we run out of bees, we will end up with less indigenous plants, it’s fairly straightforward. So why were the government against the ban? Continue reading