More study on bee deaths is required

There is no conclusive evidence that neonicotinoids harm bees.

I write with regard to the report released by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) that said that neonicotinoids pose some “risks” to bees (“Seed treatment poses a risk to Europe’s bee population”, 17-23 January). It is, firstly, important to note that “risks” are often misinterpreted as conclusive evidence that neonicotinoids harm bees. EFSA is not saying that neonicotinoids harm bees. 

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