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Professor Dave Goulson | Minister for Pesticides One Year On

"...the chemicals used today would kill about six times as many honeybees as the chemicals used twenty-five years ago...and it's not possible to produce a chemical that just targets the pest you want to kill" Dave Goulson is Professor of Biology at the University of Sussex, specializing in the ecology and conservation of insects, particularly bumblebees. He has been warning about the toxicity of pesticides and their threat to biodiversity for many years, Charlie Moores spoke with Dave for the podcast series 'The People's Manifesto for Wildlife - Revisited'. His contribution to the People’s Manifesto was radical and ambitious, with many interesting proposals – they cover a number of them over the next thirty minutes but begin by discussing what’s been called ‘the cocktail effect’….