National Farmers Union complains of ‘conspiracy of silence’ following study on impact of neonics

July 31, 2017

From: FarmingUK

An NFU scientist has complained of a “conspiracy of silence” following the publication of a pan-European study on the impact of neonicotinioids on bees.

Dr Chris Hartfield, the NFU’s acting chief science and regulatory affairs adviser, says that whilst most press and media coverage has suggested the study shows a link between use of neonicotinoids and falling bee numbers, most of the study’s results showed no impact whatsoever and some results recorded a positive effect.

“There are only six out of 84 results that show a negative impact,” he told FarmingUK.

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