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Neonicotinoids - and other insect killers - what future for the planet?

When I was a child, I remember the car windscreen being covered in dead insects after a summer day out in the car. 

Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.


  • JellyfireJellyfire Posts: 1,139
    It’s the thing that makes me despair above all others. It’s so refreshing to see how many people on here try not to kill ‘pests’, but it’s our attitudes to farming, food production and consumption that we need to change really, and I’m afraid the only way that will change is with unpopular legislation on a national and international level. I can’t see a government willing to take the short term hit on popularity until it’s probably way too late 
  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 13,278
    Do we really deserve to live on this planet, we certainly don't look after it?
    There are ashtrays of emulsion,
    for the fag ends of the aristocracy.

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • wild edgeswild edges Posts: 9,041
    With the whole world facing food shortages in the next few years you can bet chemical use will be on the increase. We're backed into the 'damned if you do, damned if you don't' corner now.
    Tradition is just peer pressure from dead people
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