Dangerous levels of neonicotinoid insecticides have been found in 75% of the world’s honey samples, reveals a new study.
An important new study into the effects of neonicotinoid insecticides has provided some of the strongest data yet linking them with the collapse of wild bee populations.
From propolis to pollen, honey to royal jelly, bee products are still performing well within the natural health trade, despite numerous threats to the little buzzers. Jane Wolfe takes a look at what’s happening in the hive (more…)
Following the UK Government’s decision to temporarily lift the ban on neonicotinoids last week, Friends of the Earth (FoE) has said that it is taking legal steps over the move. The environmental group has written a judicial review pre-action letter to Liz Truss, secretary for the Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA), as […]
A committee of MPs says that the Government has allowed pesticide manufacturers too much control over research into how their products could be causing the death of bees. A report published this week by the Commons Environmental Audit Committee says that to date too much of the research into the impact of neonicotinoid pesticides on […]
One of the significant environmental benefits of organic farming has been strongly supported by a study by Oxford University which found that, on average, organic farms support 34% more plant, insect and animal species than conventional farms. The researchers conducted an analysis of 94 studies published over the past 30 years, comparing biodiversity under both […]