Bees Facing Extinction As The Corporates Challenge Pesticide Ban
Where would we be without bees? As far as important species go, they are top of the list. They are critical pollinators: they pollinate 70 of the around 100 crop species that feed 90% of the world. Honey bees are responsible for $30 billion a year in crops. Tragically, bees are dying off so quickly that scientists are now warning they face extinction, despite conservationalists and action groups fighting for an EU ban on bee-killing pesticides. Corporate interests, include pesticide company Bayer are are doing everything they can to block the ban from going into effect. The French Parliament have agreed to ban bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides, where more than 300,000 bee colonies have died pushing mortality rates to 80%. The pesticide companies have now filed a lawsuit to stop France's neonics ban, arguing that it goes against the principles of free enterprise and EU rules, and is stopping their main consideration – making money. The ban is entirely allowed under European law, and it is simply just a tactic to delay the neonics ban even longer so more and more bees could get sprayed with the toxic chemical.
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