MPs Debate Bee-Harming Pesticide Use

Jane Werrell
By Jane Werrell
February 1, 2023NTD UK News

The government recently authorised the emergency use of a pesticide that harms bees for the third year in a row, because of a virus in sugar beets. Researchers have found the pesticide, a type of neonicotinoid, damages bees and other pollinators as well as aquatic life. MPs raised concerns about the government’s move on Feb. 1.


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