Pesticide ban will 'give bees breathing space'

Paul de Zylva, senior nature campaigner at Friends of the Earth, has said today's moves to introduce an EU ban on the use of pesticides scientifically linked to bee deaths is "great".

"It will give bees breathing space from years of being dosed up with these chemicals, which haven't been tested properly, particularly on wild bees".

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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.