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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