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I hope reprinting this Press Release is OK. It came through with my emails this morning. Press release 6 May 2016 Save the bees roadshow comes North A roadshow through the North this month will promote a Bill to ban bee-killing neonicotinoids and the use of Round Up in public parks. Green MP Steffan Browning will speak in four Northland centres to promote his Bill to get glyphosate-based herbicides such as Roundup out of parks. “There are many toxic effects and yet glyphosate is still used in streets, schools and parks where our children play,” he says. He said be
The largest field study so far in to the group of pesticides called "neonicotinoids" has concluded that each acts differently on the brains of the bees. One of the chemicals widely considered as being the most toxic wasn't shown to affect bees at a level found in the countryside. However other "neonics" were shown to cause significant harm to bumblebees. The results of the study are published in the journal Scientific Reports. This study examined the three types banned by the EU in 2013. It shows that different types affect the brains of bumblebees in distinct ways. Two (im
Since the publication of this summary of neonicotinoid research important new studies have been published. The authors consider the latest work with reference to the original paper. Neonicotinoids and the evidence "Much new research has been published on the topic (we review over 80 studies here) including the largest replicated field study to date. Despite the relatively short time since the restatement was published we provide here an update in the same format. We do this (i) because of the significant advances in the science; (ii) because of the continuing need for policy neutral evide