Parliament go Anti-Pesticide

Government joins the fight

Post by Sophie Taylor | April 30, 2019

Global review of insect decline

Alex Sobel MP hosted an important House of Commons debate on the 20th March about biomass loss and insect extinction. The cause of these huge losses were discussed, including climate change and intensive agriculture, with pesticides hailed as the main offender.
Amongst funding pollination monitoring schemes and supporting B-Lines pollinator networks, the government is looking to ban three neonicotinoid insecticides that are a main threat to bees and contribute to water pollution.
We agree with Bug Life, whose Chief Executive Matt Shardlow was in attendance at this recent debate. They go on to suggest more actions Parliament should be taking, including establishing a ‘strong, independent Office for Environmental Protection to hold governments to account.’

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Rates of decline .. may lead to the extinction of 40% of the world's insect species over the next few decades

Sanchez-Bayo and Wyckhuys 2019 | Global review of insect declines