EU will not renew authorisation of ‘bee killer’ substance thiacloprid

By |oktober 23rd, 2019|agriculture, bees, EU Commission, News, Pesticides|

Based on a conclusion by the EU's food safety authority (EFSA), the EU Commission announced on Tuesday (22 October) that it will not renew the authorisation of the "bee killer" substance thiacloprid. This means that the substance can still be used until April 2020. EURACTIV Germany reports. 

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French beekeepers warn about ‘catastrophic’ honey harvest

By |junij 25th, 2019|bees, honey, honeybees, News|

Alarmed French beekeepers and farming groups warned Tuesday of a "catastrophic" honey harvest this year due to adverse weather.

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German action plan for insect protection: Farmers want greater say

By |februar 28th, 2019|bees, Biodiversity, decline in insects, insects, News, Svenja Schulze|

With insects declining at an alarming rate, the German environment ministry wants an action plan to protect them before the end of the year. But farmers are feeling ignored in the process and are calling for more environmental protection incentives. EU...

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EU Commission to crack down on recalcitrant member states over neonicotinoids

By |februar 26th, 2019|Agrifood, bees, Environmental NGOs, European Commission, insects, neonicotinoids, News, pesticide regulation, pesticide use|

The European Commission will trigger a never-before-used option against two member states over the abuse of so-called "emergency authorisations" for neonicotinoids, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis said in a letter sent to NGOs dated 19 February and seen by EURACTIV.

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New pesticide may harm bees as much as those to be replaced

By |avgust 16th, 2018|bees, EFSA, environment, neonicotinoids, News, pesticide|

A new class of pesticides positioned to replace neonicotinoids may be just as harmful to crop-pollinating bees, researchers cautioned Wednesday (15 August).

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Plight of the bees hits unaware businesses

By |april 13th, 2018|bees, neonicotinoids, News, Supply Chain|

Declining numbers of bees, butterflies and midges could leave companies facing the prospect of reduced crop quality and a shortage of raw materials. A United Nations-backed study found that most businesses surveyed were unsure of what action to take.

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Neonicotinoids threaten bees, EU food safety watchdog re-confirms

By |februar 28th, 2018|bees, Greenpeace, honeybees, neonicotinoids, News, pollinators, Syngenta|

Neonicotinoid pesticides put at risk wild bees and honeybees, crucial for pollination and reproduction of many plants, according to new assessments published on 28 February by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

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EU unanimously backs UN World Bee Day

By |december 21st, 2017|bees, News, pollinators, Slovenia, sustainable development, UN|

The United Nations declared 20 May to become World Bee Day, adopting a resolution proposed by Slovenia and supported by all EU member states, which aims to raise awareness of the insects' importance and warn about their dwindling numbers.

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Scientists urge action against insect decline

By |november 7th, 2017|bees, bees health, EFSA, European Commission, neonicotinoids, News, pesticide regulation, Pesticides, ScoPaff|

Scientists have come to Brussels to warn policymakers of the negative impact of pesticides on bees as the Commission prepares to propose a full ban on neonicotinoids.

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Environmentalists call for pesticide ban as study shows extent of insect decline

By |november 3rd, 2017|bees, glyphosate, neonicotinoids, News, pollinators|

Scientists have raised the alarm after a study 27 years in the making found the biomass of flying insects in nature protected areas has declined by more than 75% since 1990. The causes of the decline are not fully understood.

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