NFU to fight on after ‘emergency’ neonic refusal

DEFRA has refused to allow the use of two banned neonicotinoids but the National Farmers Union says it will apply for permission again

The NFU wanted access to two neoniotinoid insecticides for use this autumn. Photograph: Michael Palmer (CC BY-SA 4.0)DEFRA has refused to allow the use of two insecticides that are generally banned for being harmful to bees.

Farming minister George Eustice announced the decision on 12 May, reversing permission granted for part of England last year. The following morning, the National Farmers Union (NFU) said it would apply again.

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