Neonicotinoid dispute rages as pollinators get modest support from DEFRA

Scientists have savaged an industry paper claiming neonics do not harm bees, while DEFRA’s pollinator plans continue to rely heavily on existing voluntary measures

by Rachel Salvidge
Pollinator numbers are in decline. Photograph: Daniel Prudek/123RF
Pollinator numbers are in decline. Photograph: Daniel Prudek/123RF

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