Friends of the Earth Cardiff - bees en Protect bees from harmful pesticides <p><img src="/files/foecardiff/images/white_bottomed_bumble_bee.jpg" alt="White tailed bumble bee feeding on a flower" width="500" height="380" /></p> <p>Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth</p> <p>Last month the Government refused to allow bee-harming neonicotinoid pesticides back into our fields. The National Farmers&rsquo; Union has now asked a second time to use the toxic neonics on oilseed rape crops.</p> <p>Last year the National Farmers&rsquo; Union, with help from powerful lobbyists, persuaded the Government to let some farmers use neonics.</p> <p><a href="">read more</a></p> Nature bees Fri, 10 Jun 2016 16:45:08 +0000 Chris 621 at Our natural areas are threatened <p><img src="/files/foecardiff/images/scabious_mining_bee.jpg" alt="Scabious mining bee on a flower" width="480" height="291" /></p> <p>The vital EU laws that protect nature and wildlife could be watered down next month. Rory Stewart MP, the UK Environment Minister, must stand up for nature or one of its last protections could vanish.</p> <p>Rory Stewart has said he backs strong legal protection for nature. But he must take this message to the EU.</p> <p><a href="">read more</a></p> Nature bees Wed, 01 Jun 2016 16:08:07 +0000 Chris 619 at Tell Aldi to protect British bees <p><img src="/files/foecardiff/images/Aldi_bees.jpg" alt="Bee in front of an Aldi supermarket" width="480" height="180" /></p> <p>Aldi has banned bee-harming pesticides from fruit and vegetables sold in its German stores.</p> <p>They should also protect bees in the UK from toxic neonicotinoid pesticides.</p> <p>Science has shown time after time that neonic pesticides are dangerous to bees and other pollinators such as butterflies.</p> <p><a href="">read more</a></p> Nature bees pesticides Tue, 12 Apr 2016 17:47:03 +0000 Chris 612 at