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New National Pollinator Strategy – A welcome approach but too weak on pesticides
The long awaited National Pollinator Strategy is released today by Defra Minister Liz Truss to eager anticipation amongst all those concerned with the plight of pollinators in the UK. And whilst PAN UK broadly welcomes the Strategy, we believe there are key areas where it is weak, particularly in regard to pesticides, and is a missed opportunity for decisive action on this front.
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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. 
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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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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.

 
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