I'm happy to see that the use of pesticides harmful to honeybees has been restricted in Europe. But not everyone agrees with me. Even though studies published in Nature show that neonicotinoids have been linked to brain damage in bees, some argued that laboratory results don't reflect field conditions and voted against the ban. I understand the need for evidence, but since bees pollinate a third of the world's crops, isn't it best to err on the side of caution?
What do you think?