Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Controversial pesticides on oilseed rape crops are linked to a decline in Britain's bees

Controversial pesticides on oilseed rape crops are linked to a decline in Britain's bees

  • Neonicotinoids are a group of insecticide which can be applied to seeds
  • Studies linked them to bee decline and now they are regulated in the EU
  • New study found bees are exposed to the chemicals through oilseed rape
  • This is linked to large-scale and long-term decline in wild bee species


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3743463/Controversial-pesticides-banned-EU-linked-decline-Britain-s-bees.html#ixzz4HVmRHqui
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