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Science committee to examine insect decline and food security


MPs seek evidence on whether UK government is doing enough to protect insect populations

A new inquiry by the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee will investigate the impact of insect decline, including its effect on the UK’s food supply.

According to the committee, concerns are growing about the decline of insect numbers and diversity globally, the threat to biodiversity and the effects on food production processes, such as pollination, pest and weed regulation. It cited research suggesting that intensive farming practices and climate change are driving the decline.

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