Neonicotinoids killing bees

Originally posted on Dear Kitty. Some blog:

This video is called The beauty of pollination.

From Wildlife Extra:

Little economic benefit; huge environmental impact – suspend neonics now

Buglife CEO gives evidence to House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee

November 2012. Buglife Chief Executive Matt Shardlow has given evidence to the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee on insects and insecticides; calling for the immediate suspension of neonicotinoid pesticides. Buglife believes the Government should suspend the use of these pesticides on the precautionary principles enshrined in European legislation.

30 studies give cause for concern

Since 2009 there have been over 30 credible scientific studies into the effects of neonicotinoids on pollinators showing a far greater concern for the potential impact of their usage (94% of all the credible studies undertaken). 90% of all pollination is by wild pollinators and pollination is estimated to be worth £510 million per annum to UK agriculture; if the use…

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About Tom Harley

Amateur ecologist and horticulturalist and CEO of Kimberley Environmental Horticulture Inc.
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