The European Union plans to restrict the use of three pesticides to protect bee populations. Bees are critically important to the environment by providing pollination for a wide variety of crops and wild plants, thereby ensuring biodiversity. In the past decade, beekeepers have noticed a steady decline in the bee population which could have dire long-term consequences for the environment. This proposed ban by the EU of three neonicotinoid pesticides on plants and cereals that attract bees is welcome news to farmers, beekeepers and environmentalists. To read more about it, click here.
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