Gove backs neonic ban

Outlawing the use of neonicotinoid insecticides across the EU looks a fait accompli after environment secretary Michael Gove backed the move

There is growing evidence that neonicotinoids have diverse adverse impacts on bees. Photograph: lightpoet/123RFEnvironment secretary Michael Gove has agreed that neonicotinoid pesticides should be banned, making agreement on a cross-EU prohibition all but inevitable.

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