Garden centre plants found to contain controversial pesticides

Researchers in UK discover use of insecticides linked to decline in bee population

The group of insecticides found on the plants is linked to bee declines, according to a biologist at the University of Sussex. Photograph: Cyril ByrneThe group of insecticides found on the plants is linked to bee declines, according to a biologist at the University of Sussex. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

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3 Responses to “Garden centre plants found to contain controversial pesticides”

  1. ian says:

    I read a recent report which I’ll admit, I never checked out, but it seems likely, that a group of researchers tested 20 different bottles of Californian wine, and all tested positive for Glyphosate, (Roundup). It appears that they don’t care about more than the bees.

  2. Tapestry says:

    Wine from Chile is very good but gets pushed off the shelves by wine from more powerful countries. I try to source from small wineries direct, in any country.

    • ian says:

      Probably very wise Tap. I have drank my share of Californian wines, and no doubt other people’s share too. I now tend to drink Aus stuff from Aldi, Kooliburra I think the name is, Shiraz Cabernet, £3.99 a bottle and lovely, and no doubt laced with Roundup too. I’ll have to follow your lead I think.

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