EU governments failed to agree a ban on three widely used pesticides linked to the decline of honeybees

Sources close to the discussions said 13 EU governments favored a ban and nine voted against. Britain, Germany and three other states abstained.

Beekeepers are experiencing the highest rate of loss yet this year.( See our new interactive map) It is time to stop using known contaminants and err on the side of caution for the pollinators. We should not be looking to grab the last bit of sales from the farmers pockets when the consequences of big Agri business will harm all facets of our life. Food Security lies in the pollinator health , soil health and diversity not in the economic portfolios of Bayer , Syngenta, BASF and Shell Oil.