MPs launch enquiry into bees and pesticides

There was good news for the Bee Cause campaign this week. A powerful group of MPs is to investigate the impact of pesticides on bees. The move follows mounting evidence about the harmful effect of neonicotinoids, including a recent report by Friends of the Earth.

The  Environmental Audit Committee will quiz Ministers about why the UK has failed to join other European countries, such as France and Italy,  in suspending use of neonicotinoid pesticides. The influential committee will also look at the effect of pesticides on human health and address broader issues, such as whether the Government should encourage alternatives to pesticides.

You can support the Bee Cause campaign by signing an online petition, which calls on David Cameron  to introduce a National Bee Action Plan, including the suspension of neonicotinoid pesticides.

One response to “MPs launch enquiry into bees and pesticides

  1. This is great news. Thanks for posting the petition online. Our bees have enough to cope with loss of habitat, pesky varroa, nosema and impending risk of small hive beetle and Asian hornet. They don’t need humans to poison them too! We are really behind Europe in terms of bee action plans.

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