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Secret Pesticides Documents Revealed

Disclosures Deepen Controversy about Government’s Decision to Evade Bee-killing Pesticide Ban


In July wildlife NGOs were dismayed, confused and indeed angered by the Government’s decision to allow the use of banned pesticides proven to cause great harm to wild bees.

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Bees over the Atlantic – the USA buzzes ahead while the UK dithers

The new UK Government has been painfully slow to appoint a minister for the Natural Environment who will be responsible for fixing pollinator declines and has yet to confirm that the National Pollinator Strategy produced by the Coalition will be a priority for the new Conservative Government. Meanwhile in the USA Barack Obama is steaming ahead with an ambitious plan to fix American pollinator declines.

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Pesticide report was Defra’s dodgy dossier

A reappraisal of a Government scientific study has raised serious concerns about the scientific integrity of the pro-neonicotinoid UK Government – were civil servants distorting science so that it supported the policy position of Owen Paterson, the then Secretary of State for the Environment?

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