EU Forces Pesticides Ban—A Victory For Campaigners!


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An EU ban on pesticides believed to kill bees will mean “significant costs” for British farmers, the Government warned tonight.

Environment Minister Lord de Mauley issued the warning after the European Commission decided to go ahead with a two year ban on a type of pesticides called neonicotinoids in a bid to save bees.

Earlier EU countries had failed to reach agreement on a ban as some countries believe there is not enough evidence to justify it.

The UK, which was one of those opposing the ban, insists better scientific evidence is needed of the link between pesticides and a huge decline in the bee population before taking such action.

Environment Minister Lord de Mauley said in a statement: “Having a healthy bee population is a top priority for us but we did not support the proposal for a ban because our scientific evidence doesn’t support it.

“Significant countries agree…

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Author: Dr Raziq

I’m PhD in Animal Agriculture, currently working as a Technical Manager at Al Ain Farms for Livestock Production, Camel dairying, Alain, UAE. I had performed as a Professor and Dean, at the Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water and Marine Sciences Pakistan (LUAWMS). I work on and write for the subjects of ‘turning camel from a beast of burden to a sustainable farm animal’, agricultural research policies, extensive livestock production systems, food security under climate change context, and sustainable use of traditional genetic resources for food and agriculture. Iim advocating camel under the theme of CAMEL4LIFE and believe in camel potential. I’m the founder and head of the Society of Animal, Veterinary and Animal Scientists (SAVES), and Founder of the Camel Association of Pakistan. I also work as a freelance scientist working (currently member of steering committee) for Desert Net International (DNI). I’m an ethnoecologist, ethnobotanist, Ethnovet and ethomedicie researcher and reviewer. I explore deserts and grazing lands for knowledge and understanding.

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