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Pesticide ban urged to save Britain's bees

As honey bees suffer sharp population declines, parliamentary panel wants dangerous chemicals outlawed.

Last Modified: 05 Apr 2013 20:08
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A UK parliamentary panel has told the government to stop using pesticides.

The Commons Environmental Audit Committee says that the bee population in the UK is rapidly falling as a result of the dangerous chemicals. Up to two-thirds of honey bees have suffered population declines.

The dramatic fall in the bee population could have far-reaching consequences.

Al Jazeera's Simon McGregor-Wood reports from London.

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