EU to introduce ban on pesticides linked to bee deaths

A ban on pesticides feared to be killing bees is set to be introduced in "coming weeks" after a majority of EU governments backed a move fiercely resisted by the UK coalition.

Beekeepers say the ban will only have a marginal effect on honey bees and wild bees and fear it will lead to farmers using older, more damaging pesticides.

ITV News Science Editor Lawrence McGinty reports:

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EU moves on bee pesticide ban

A ban on pesticides feared to be killing bees was on the cards today after a majority of EU governments backed a move fiercely resisted by the UK coalition.