EFSA acknowledges high level of uncertainty in its evaluation of the risk of neonicotinoids to bees
Dr Anne Buckenham from the CPA said, "EFSA has acknowledged a high level of uncertainty in its evaluation because their risk assessment process for bees is still under development.

It is worthy of note that these reports did not consider all of the available scientific studies nor any of the risk mitigation measures already in place.  CPA will continue to work with interested parties to ensure the safe use of all insecticides".

Innovations such as neonicotinoids are vital tools for farmers in protecting crops, which provide our food, and they contribute enormous socio-economic and environmental benefits underlined in this week's Humboldt Forum report which found that neonicotinoid technology annually contributes up to £630 million to the UK economy.


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