Pesticides linked to bee decline, say green groups

The UK Government and retailers are under pressure to impose a ban on sale of pesticides linked to bee population decline following new research which groups call a 'growing body of evidence'. Environmental groups including the Soil Association and Buglife are making a renewed call for an end to the use of neonicotinoid pesticides, which are among the most commonly used pesticides worldwide, after a new study linked them to a decline in bee populations.

From the Ecologist, part of the Guardian Environment Network, Friday 6 August 2010 09.49 BST

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Presentation by Dr. Henk Tennekes on 16 September 2010 in Castel San Pietro Terme (Bologna), Italy: