During the past 10 to 15 years the bee population in Europe has been declining dramatically. The use of neonicotinoid pesticides on the agriculture fields of Europe has killed multi-millions of bees.
Two days ago, the European Union has voted for a two-year restriction on using three types of pesticides (neonicotinoids): clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiametoxam.
As per the words of Tonio Borg, the EU commissioner for health: “I pledge to do my utmost to ensure that our bees, which are so vital to our ecosystem and contribute over €22 billion annually to European agriculture, are protected.”
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