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Holyrood urged to back pesticide ban

THE Scottish Wildlife Trust is urging the Scottish Government to reconsider its decision not to support a ban on the use of three neonicotinoid insecticides (neonics) due to their harmful effects on bees and other wild pollinators.

While UK Environment Secretary Michael Gove announced last Thursday he supports further restrictions on the use of these pesticides, Holyrood’s Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy Fergus Ewing has called for further evidence before any decision is made.

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