Despite 2014 EU ban, neonicotinoid insecticides still found in quarter of UK honey samples

Despite 2014 EU ban, neonicotinoid insecticides still found in quarter of UK honey samples

Almost a quarter of British honey samples remain contaminated after a partial ban on neonicotinoid pesticides, new research has revealed ...
UK backs complete EU ban of neonicotinoid insecticides, citing harm to pollinators

UK backs complete EU ban of neonicotinoid insecticides, citing harm to pollinators

The UK will back a total ban on insect-harming pesticides in fields across Europe, the environment secretary, Michael Gove, has ...
'Ecological Armageddon'? Three-quarters of flying insects in Germany vanished in 25 years, study claims

‘Ecological Armageddon’? Three-quarters of flying insects in Germany vanished in 25 years, study claims

The abundance of flying insects has plunged by three-quarters over the past 25 years, according to a new study.... Insects ...
UK science advisor: Agricultural pesticides important, but better regulations needed to limit environmental impacts

UK science advisor: Agricultural pesticides important, but better regulations needed to limit environmental impacts

The assumption by regulators around the world that it is safe to use pesticides at industrial scales across landscapes is ...
EU leaning toward permanent ban of neonicotinoid insecticides, citing 'acute risk to bees'

EU leaning toward permanent ban of neonicotinoid insecticides, citing ‘acute risk to bees’

The world’s most widely used insecticides would be banned from all fields across Europe under draft regulations from the European ...
Bumblebees fed high doses of neonicotinoids in laboratory setting did not buzz as much or release pollen

Bumblebees fed high doses of neonicotinoids in laboratory setting did not buzz as much or release pollen

The world’s most widely used insecticides harm the ability of bees to vibrate flowers and shake out the pollen to fertilise crops, ...

UK lifts EU ban on neonics to allow farmers to fight pests

Farmers will be able to use blacklisted pesticides linked to serious harm in bees after the UK government temporarily lifted ...
Fish oil without the fish

Fish oil without the fish

Fish oil, used as a health supplement and feed for fish, could soon come from a GM crop rather than ...

GM crops good for environment, study finds

Crops genetically modified to poison pests can deliver significant environmental benefits, according to a study spanning two decades and 1.5m ...