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DEFRA’s National Pollinator Strategy – a missed opportunity

DEFRA originally published an initial draft pollinator strategy for the UK which I reviewed here. The stand-out item in that was a lack of reference to neonicotinoid “super-pesticides”. They have now published the almost-final version and invited feedback. On starting … Continue reading

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Draft National Pollinator Strategy

Just received the following from Friends of the Earth. I urge you to give feedback to DEFRA on the draft strategy – follow the second link. Last time they held such a survey, they only got about 100 responses from … Continue reading

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Interesting tidbits

I have finally managed to digest the 53 page document at the core of DEFRA’s public consultation on improving honey bee health. It’s a mass of cross-references, repeated / scattered data and stop-start-in-another-place themes – almost as if they didn’t … Continue reading

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