I was sorry to see that the British government abstained on the EU vote to ban the neonicotinoid pesticides which, research has shown, destroy bees.
There was a big lobby asking the government to support the vote and I am left wondering why they didn’t. Was it because the big companies that make the pesticides didn’t want them to?
There has been so much information about bee numbers plummeting and how important they are for pollination. They are amazing insects, what would we do without them?
Maybe we can stop their use by asking sellers of pesticides in garden centres and farmers’ shops to stop supplying them and by not buying or using them in gardens or on farms or council land. Maybe we have more common sense than the government?
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