bees

Protect bees from harmful pesticides

White tailed bumble bee feeding on a flower

Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth

Last month the Government refused to allow bee-harming neonicotinoid pesticides back into our fields. The National Farmers’ Union has now asked a second time to use the toxic neonics on oilseed rape crops.

Last year the National Farmers’ Union, with help from powerful lobbyists, persuaded the Government to let some farmers use neonics.

Our natural areas are threatened

Scabious mining bee on a flower

The vital EU laws that protect nature and wildlife could be watered down next month. Rory Stewart MP, the UK Environment Minister, must stand up for nature or one of its last protections could vanish.

Rory Stewart has said he backs strong legal protection for nature. But he must take this message to the EU.

Tell Aldi to protect British bees

Bee in front of an Aldi supermarket

Aldi has banned bee-harming pesticides from fruit and vegetables sold in its German stores.

They should also protect bees in the UK from toxic neonicotinoid pesticides.

Science has shown time after time that neonic pesticides are dangerous to bees and other pollinators such as butterflies.

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