Pesticide-related confusion in pollinators and politicians — by Stirling Conservation Science

By Penelope Whitehorn of Stirling Conservation Science – “I arrived confused about this topic and I will leave as confused as ever.” This was the parting comment from the only MP in the room and not the outcome we were hoping for! The event was a scientific briefing about neonicotinoid pesticides and pollinators, organised by the Soil Association in a classy venue in Westminster. Unfortunately, such confusion seems typical of the political response to an issue that has generated passionate controversy in many other sections of society. This particular event included me, Professor Dave Goulson from the University of Sussex and Dr Lynn Dicks from the University of Cambridge speaking on a panel, outlining recent advances in scientific evidence. […]

A clear summary explanation of the neonic issue – see the full article at  Pesticide-related confusion in pollinators and politicians — Stirling Conservation Science

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