Why has Michael Gove banned some bee-killing pesticides in the UK but not others?

Left Foot Forward

Published: 13th November 2017

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Key quotes:

“I believe Gove is posturing on a series of environmental cheap wins merely to establish himself as a sheep, before revealing himself as a wolf.

“If he is to be taken seriously as an environmentalist he will need to weed out the harmful techniques being pushed by corporate agribusiness as they try and seduce us into believing we can have our cake and eat it: chemical methods which deliver both safe food to eat and protect our environment. What they really want to grow of course is their profits.

“Instead Gove will need to provide a clear guarantee that banning neonicotinoids is just the start and that he will not give the green light to any toxic substances in our farming.”