Wildlife Trusts consider legal challenge against Defra authorisation of neonicotinoids

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A single teaspoon of neonicotinoids can kill more than a billion bees, according to a Sussex University biology professor
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A single teaspoon of neonicotinoids can kill more than a billion bees, according to a Sussex University biology professor

The Wildlife Trusts are exploring whether a 2018 decision from the UK Expert Committee on Pesticides could enable a legal challenge

A campaign group has accused the UK government of unlawfully permitting the use of a neonicotinoid pesticide that conservationists warn could have devastating effects on the country's bees and other pollinators....

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