Defra allows use of bee-toxic neonics
PAN UK is dismayed at the Government’s decision to over-rule an EU-wide ban and allow the use of two bee-toxic neonicotinoid pesticides in the UK this autumn.

In what can only be described as a reckless disregard for the welfare of UK pollinator species, Defra has approved a request for emergency use of Modesto (clothianidin) and Syngenta’s Cruiser OSR (thiamethoxam).
Help us get glyphosate off UK shop shelves
223 glyphosate-containing products are available in the UK for the public to use – PAN UK wants these cancer-causing toxins taken off the shelves, and we need your help to pressure retailers to stop selling them.
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Pesticide-free towns and cities
Every year large amounts of toxic pesticides are used in the streets, parks, schools and open spaces of our towns and cities.

But it doesn't have to be this way ..........

PAN UK Project: Innovative food spray shows results in non-pesticide cotton production in Ethiopia
picture of pilot project signA PAN UK project intended to reduce pesticide use and improve the profitability of cotton production for smallholder farmers in the Ethiopian Rift Valley area has shown in only its first year that it is possible, without pesticides, to produce cotton yields that at least match - and often exceed - those achieved by conventional pesticide-based cotton growers. 
What's killing our bees?

Picture of a beePopulations of bees and other pollinators essential to our food supply have been in serious decline in recent years. Among the factors implicated in these declines are pesticides, in particular a new class of pesticides called neonicotinoids.

PAN UK has published a series of information fact sheets on all aspects of pesticides and their effects on bees and other pollinators. 
The fact sheets are available to download from our bees website or we have a general overview of all the information contained in the fact sheets.