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Hope For Saving the Bees & Saving Food

Touch the Soil News #1190 (Feature photo – Honeybees – CCA SA 3.0 Unported) More than 80 percent of food crops require pollination and yet, pollinator populations are collapsing. New studies show that ¼ of cropland should be planted into flowering plants or crops such as spices, oil seeds, medicinal or forage plants. The idea is to plant one of every four rows of crops into flowering crops. In an article recently posted by the Guardian, the sweeping changes that are needed to save the bees are simply not an option, but a necessity. Fortunately, the banning of insecticides responsible for killing bees has become an international movement. Other good…

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A Big Win for Bees (& Humans)

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…

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