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Bee pesticides may ‘harm developing brains of unborn babies’

Experts find chemicals that may adversely affect neurons and brain structures associated with learning and memory. Controversial pesticides linked to declines in bee populations may harm the developing brains of unborn babies, experts at the European Food Safety Authority ruled on Tuesday. They … Continue reading

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The loophole that allows bee-harming pesticide to be sprayed in Scotland

Farmers in Scotland will keep spraying crops with a toxic pesticide blamed for harming bees despite a European ban coming into force today. The European Union has banned the use of three neonicotinoids from today, but has omitted thiacloprid from … Continue reading

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‘Wildlife at risk’ from incoming ban on pesticide linked to bee deaths

Wildlife could be at risk from an imminent ban on pesticides linked to bee deaths, farmers and beekeepers have warned. On Sunday, a European Union-wide ban on three neonicotinoids will come into force, but the National Farmers Union (NFU) and British Beekeepers Association (BBKA) have … Continue reading

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