27-02-2013 16:40 PM | Animal Health, Bees and Beekeeping, News

Neonicitinoids decision must not be rushed - Paterson



Owen Paterson has urged the EU health commissioner not to rush into a decision on the use of neonicitinoids.

The Secretary of State wants a decision on the insecticides' future use to be based on data gathered in a field, not in a laboratory, and lobbied EU health commissioner Tonio Borg on the issue in February.

“We are assessing field data using real bees, real fields and real conditions and I hope there will be no rushed decision before our field data is published,” he said.

“We’ve always got to look at the impact of a very significant reduction in yields and the dangers of a fall back on older pesticides developed in the 60s and 70s.

“It’s fiendishly complicated and I’m genuinely completely open-minded about it.”

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