The Government needs to ban neonicotinoid pesticides in light of new research that proves they kill bees and other important pollinating insects, the Green Party said today.
“Banning neonicotinoids is one way the Government can take steps to ensure healthy bees thrive in New Zealand,” said Green Party pesticides spokesperson Steffan Browning.
“Healthy bees are critical to our food chain and we must do everything possible to protect them. They pollinate the plants that we and other animals eat. We can’t do without them.