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January 09, 2021 - The Independent (UK)

UK: Government to let farmers use bee-killing pesticide banned in EU

UK: Government to let farmers use bee-killing pesticide banned in EU
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'We need urgent action to restore the abundance of our insect populations, not broken promises that make the ecological crisis even worse,' says Wildlife Trusts.

A bee-killing pesticide so poisonous that it is banned by the EU may be used on sugar beet in England, the government has announced.

The decision prompted fury from nature-lovers and environmentalists, who accused ministers of bowing to pressure from farmers.

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