Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Protecting our pollinators

Protecting the environment is one of the most important issues facing us today, and so I welcome the Environment Secretary Michael Gove’s announcement last month that he is backing new restrictions on pesticides that have been shown to be harmful to bees. Scientific evidence continues to show that neonicotinoid pesticides are harmful to bees and other pollinators and consequently they endanger the whole ecological system of our planet, so it is great news that the government is taking action to save our pollinators. The move has been praised by Friends of the Earth and I am pleased to see the government listen to experts to ensure that we protect the planet for future generations- it is our responsibility.