by Emily Evans Nov 9th, 2017
The Environment Secretary Michael Gove has today announced that UK will back a total ban on bee-killing pesticides. This means neonicotinoids – toxic chemicals which have been linked to the decline in the bee population – will be permanently banned from Britain’s fields.
Campaign organisation 38 Degrees has been running a campaign, calling for a permanent ban on the use of neonicotinoids, since 2012.
Responding to the announcement, Megan Bentall, Campaigns Manager at 38 Degrees said:
“This is a stunning victory for more than a million people who, through 38 Degrees, have been calling for bee-killing pesticides to be banned from British fields. It is further proof that public pressure works, and can affect decisions right at the heart of government.
“Michael Gove has listened and has today permanently banned toxic chemicals which would have destroyed crops. Thanks to the power of the British public, we can now be sure that British produce will stay on our tables for generations to come.”
For interview requests and further information, please contact Megan Bentall, Campaigns Manager at 38 Degrees on 07944558498
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