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Motion to ban bee harming pesticides on land under Devon County Council control

Friday, 27 April 2018 0 Comments by Claire

My latest motion which will go to May’s full council, before being referred to cabinet and then returning for debate in July…

In February, the European Union’s food-safety agency concluded that three controversial neonicotinoid insecticides posed a high risk to wild bees and honeybees.

It looks likely that the EU will soon move to ban all uses of the insecticides on outdoor crops.

Michael Gove, Environment Secretary, indicated last year that the UK would not oppose a further EU ban on bee harming pesticides.

This council notes these changed circumstances since the last debate on this issue in July 2016 and now resolves to strengthen its excellent pollinator strategy, by banning bee harming pesticides on all land under its control.

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