Environmental Audit Committee Slams Neonicotinoids

Friday 25th July 2014

Buglife is delighted by the Environmental Audit Committee’s (EAC)  report to the National Pollinator Strategy. The committee are unequivocal in their desire for the precautionary principle to be the overriding issue when it comes to permitting the use of neonicotinoids.

The report is strong and hard hitting giving clear direction to the national strategy and making the point that it should be a national strategy not just a departmental one.

“The EAC report and is really good.  Buglife supports the strong words on neonicotinoids and the application of the precautionary principle.  Also of great significance is the EAC’s recognition that the strategy should extend to all Government departments and not just policies under the Defra banner.  We wholeheartedly endorse this report and urge that the National Pollinator Strategy takes account of the recommendations.” Craig Macadam Director of Conservation, Buglife.