The supermarket chain Co-op has banned foods grown using pesticides that harm honey bees.
In recent years bee populations around the world have plummeted due to a mysterious problem known as Colony Collapse Disorder, with British bee keepers losing up to a third of hives over last winter.
The use of pesticides have been blamed for the collapse and yesterday the Co-operative announced it was banning any foods grown using the chemicals from their own range of fresh products. [Read full article]
Telegraph (27 Jan 2009)