Legal threat over bee-harming pesticide useon January 27, 2021 at 5:03 pm

When they were introduced in 2005, neonicotinoids were seen as a good alternative to traditional pesticides. They are systemic, which means they are absorbed by the plant, so are applied to seeds as a coating – instead of being sprayed. However, it has become clear they are highly toxic to invertebrates such as insects.

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