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Pesticides and Pollinators: A future without bees

PAN UK’s Annual Rachel Carson Memorial Lecture looks at the role of pesticides in the decline of bees

Nearly half a century has passed since the release of Rachel Carson’s notorious book, Silent Spring, but its relevance has in no way diminished.  Regarded by many as launching the environmental movement, Silent Spring remains a key part of the reading-list for every burgeoning environmentalist.

This year’s Pesticide Action Network UK’s Annual Rachel Carson Memorial Lecture focuses on ‘Pesticides and Pollinators: A future without bees’ (not dissimilar to Silent Spring’s original message). The recent decline in populations of Honeybees and numerous other pollinators has been linked to pesticides in several ways, from a loss of foraging habitat to an increased susceptibility to diseases.

This April, you are invited to join activist Sam Roddick and a host of PAN UK associated organisations to find out more about pollinators, the threat posed by pesticide-dependent agriculture and what we can do to help.

Cost: £20 (£12 student/unwaged)

Date: April 1st 2011

Time: 6.30 pm

The Human Rights Action Centre
17 – 25 New Inn Yard
London EC2A 3EA

To register your interest and join the debate, email or visit


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