BJP lawmaker from Sultanpur, Maneka Gandhi, asked a question about neonicotinoid
pesticide range, saying that it is one of the most dangerous pesticides and termed it "pure poison".
All plants sold are free of neonicotinoid
insecticides have famously come under fire for harming honey bees.
A ban on five neonicotinoid
pesticides enters into force in France on Saturday, placing the country at the forefront of a campaign against chemicals blamed for decimating critical populations of crop-pollinating bees.
In a series of studies, a team of British researchers offered bumblebees a choice of two sugar solutions, one of which was laced with neonicotinoid
There are concerns neonicotinoid
pesticides banned by the EU from the end of 2018 may be used in Northern Ireland when the UK leaves Europe.
I HAVE often reported on the dangers to insects in general, and bees and other pollinators in particular, from the use of neonicotinoid
Recently, members of the European Union have voted to almost completely ban the use of neonicotinoid
insecticides in hopes of protecting bees and the important environmental services they provide.
European Union member states have decided on a ban on the outdoor use of "neonicotinoid
" pesticides after an assessment by the European Food Safety Authority (Efsa) confirmed in February the dangers they posed to bees.
These assessments have shown conclusively that neonicotinoid
products can be used by farmers to protect their valuable crops without harming honey bee colonies.