National Farmers’ Union hits back at claims neonics are poisoning farmland birds

March 1, 2017

From: FG Insight

The NFU has hit back at suggestions neonicotinoids are poisoning farmland birds.


No incidents

“In the UK, poisoning of all animals is investigated by the Wildlife Incident Investigation Scheme. If seed-eating farmland birds were being poisoned as a result of eating neonicotinoid treated seed, you would rightly expect this scheme to be finding these incidents.

“There are no incidents of bird poisoning resulting from the use of neonicotinoids over the last ten years.

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