Call to ban pesticide linked to bee deaths

WILDLIFE campaigners are urging Scottish ministers to back a proposed EU ban on a pesticide blamed for killing bees.
A five-strong group of leading environmental bodies have joined forces to press environment minister Richard Lochhead to support the ban in advance of crucial discussions in Europe later this month.
Pesticides containing a substance called neonicotinoids, which is commonly used on oilseed rape and other crops, have been at the centre of investigations into a dramatic decrease in honey bee numbers in Scotland and other parts of Europe.
According to the Scottish Wildlife Trust,... read more

 
3 March 2013 in Environment, Views: 29
Source: Scotsman
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