Positive Future #138 (Feature photo – Honey Bee – GNU Free Doc License)
In a landmark move, all member nations of the European Union have approved a total ban on neonicotinoids – the most widely used pesticide in the world. The move comes on highly credible research that neonicotinoids are a cause of bee colony disorder.
A large part of the foods grown for human consumption rely on pollinating insects such as bees. The global decline in bee populations has topped environmental news for years. Now there is action.
The European Union is made up of 28 nations with a combined population of 512 million people living on an area of land roughly half the size of the United States (population 325 million).