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EU Overrules Britain to Ban Pesticides Linked to Bee Deaths


Environment  (tags: bees, wild lbees, pesticides, die-offs, agriculture, protection, animalwelfare, world, protection )

Cal
- 350 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
The European Union has overruled British opposition to impose a total two-year ban for gardeners on the use of pesticides linked to the death of bees, with new rules setting out tight restrictions for farmers.



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Teresa W. (626)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 3:20 am
thank you
 

Jessica S. (178)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 4:54 am
Finally! The EU is doing something right! Too bad the Tories don't get it.
 

John S. (294)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 5:08 am
Would have been better with a clear vote and not an EU directive, and I suspect this is a case of winning the battle, but not the war.
 

Birgitta S. (216)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 5:12 am
SPECIAL THANK YOU FOR THIS ONE, CAL ~
 

Carol D. (98)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 7:40 am
yes agree with jessica Whats wrong with the Tories We need our bees and they are vanishing too fast
 

Winn Adams (179)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 7:44 am
Thanks
 

Jason S. (57)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 7:19 pm
Good posting, thanks
 

L. B. (79)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 10:15 pm
Ty for posting Cal. n~s~s

“If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth, man would only have four years left to live.” ― Albert Einstein

"...every spoon of honey contains TINY quantities of these floral flavonoids...usually referred to as antioxidants. There are at least 16 of them found in honey at last count...Trace amounts of these floralflavones exert POWERFUL influences." ―The Honey Revolution
 

Roger M. (0)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 10:39 pm
I'm British and I'm glad we've been overruled on this.
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 11:52 pm
Thanks.
 

Glenn Byrnes (194)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 1:06 am
Noted. Thanks.
 

Jan L. (399)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 3:01 am
I am very happy they have taken this decision. It is of the atmost urgency to protect the bee population.
 

TERRY R. (281)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 3:19 am
GOOD.
 

Ro H. (0)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 3:35 am
ty
 

Fi T. (16)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 4:09 am
It's spoiling our ecosystem
 

Gloria picchetti (279)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 4:40 am
It's good but it's only two years. Then what? The ban should be longer or permanent.
 

Kerryn Ayton (11)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 6:08 am
Noted. Great to see some good news, thanks Cal.
 

Tom Tree (247)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 6:42 am
Awesome !

Thanks for sharing this !
 

Jo S. (456)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 8:01 am
Bravo! We are on the right path. Keep up the good fight!
Thanks so much Cal!
Noted & shared.
 

Emma S. (205)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 8:12 am
Once again, I am ashamed to be British!
 

John B. (215)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 8:27 am
Thanks Cal for the link to the article by Bruno Waterfield. Kudos to the European Commission for putting the ban in to effect. read and noted.
 

paul m. (93)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 1:48 am

Great ,, but this dosen't start 'till Dec 13,, Ireland diden't vote , affraid of upsetting anyone, barr the Bees..
 

Dave C. (204)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 11:13 am
all we are saying is give bees and life a chance.
 

Nimue P. (195)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 6:16 pm
Noted.
 

Susanne R. (248)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 10:51 pm
Thankfully, common sense prevailed!
 

Michela m. (3397)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 8:15 am
Noted!!!
 

Michela m. (3397)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 1:00 pm


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Frances Darcy (189)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 11:51 am
well dione
 

Yvonne F. (158)
Friday July 12, 2013, 9:29 am
It has to be banned for good!!! Thanks Cal
 
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