Bees Needs - Bee Coalition welcomes Government’s public ‘Call to Action’
Picture of honeycombMembers of the Bee Coalition today welcome the Government’s public ‘Call to Action’ to help reverse the decline of bees and other pollinating insects by helping meet their needs for food and a home. The call comes ahead of the Government launching its final National Pollinator Strategy in autumn this year.
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Nearly two-thirds of the bread you eat contains pesticides residues
Picture of breadA report released today by PAN UK in conjunction with the Organic. Naturally Different campaign, reveals that nearly two-thirds (61.5%) of bread products tested by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) between 2000 and 2013, were contaminated with pesticides residues.
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Bee Coalition welcomes new opportunities for bees with reshuffle
Members of The Bee Coalition today appeal to the new Environment Secretary, Liz Truss MP to step up efforts to address pollinator issues.
 
On Tuesday 15th July, Prime Minister David Cameron announced that Liz Truss MP  will take over as Environment Secretary after the sacking of Owen Paterson.
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PAN UK publishes its 2013 Annual Review
photo of Annual Review2013 has been a notable year for PAN UK, with the pesticide threat to bees featuring in headline news across national news media; while we also promoted consumer awareness of pesticides in food; continued our internationally recognised work in Africa to clear obsolete and highly hazardous pesticides, and trained small-holder cotton farmers in profitable organic cultivation; while also providing technical and
scientific expertise to other organisations working to end the use of highly hazardous chemical pesticides. Read about it all in our Annual Review 2013.
 
Pesticides On A Plate
PAN UK report Pesticides On A Plate shows that over recent years levels of pesticide residues in our food have been steadily increasing, and as much as 40% of the food we eat contains them.

Residues found in several fruit categories exceeded Government limits. A number of the most widely used are highly toxic and have been linked with developmental defects, cancers and other disorders.
 
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.

 
PAN UK Project: A new approach to tackling pesticide dependency and improving livelihoods in Africa

Farmer trainingPAN UK has launched a project to bring a safe and effective new approach to pest management to Ethiopian smallholder farmers which uses beneficial insects to replace hazardous chemical pesticides and improve the profitability of cotton production. 

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