On 18 November, Unearthed published details of a new investigation which has uncovered EU exports to the global south of chemicals that it has branded a ‘serious’ threat to world pollinator populations.  It says that an investigation has found that the EU and the UK are shipping thousands of tonnes of ‘neonicotinoid’ pesticides to poorer countries, years after banning the chemicals from their own farms to protect bees.  It is said that over just 4 months last year, EU Member States and the UK issued plans export more than 3,800 tonnes containing the ingredients thiamethoxam, imidacloprid or clothianidin.

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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