Ms Elsa Peretti.
In recent years, numerous cases of bee mortality or depopulation of beehives have been reported in Europe and other countries of the world, which in some cases have become a very serious problem.
Between 2013 and 2014 the population loss that peaked to 40% in North America and 20% in Northern Europe, without counting other countries such as Italy, where there is a significant decline in bees and pollinator insects in general.
WHAT CAN BE DONE TO AVOID ALL THIS?
GREENPEACE TELLS US WITH THE REPORT "BEES IN DECLINE":
- Prohibit the use of pesticides harmful to bees, starting with the seven most dangerous substances currently approved in the European Union: imidacloprid, thiamethoxam, clothianidin, pronil, chlorpyrifos, cypermethrin and deltamethrin;
- Adopt national action plans for pollinator insects;
- Promote and support agricultural practices that bring benefits to the pollination service within agricultural systems, such as crop rotation, promotion of ecological areas and organic farming methods.
- Improve the conservation of natural and semi-natural environments within and around agricultural areas as well as increase biodiversity in the fields.
- Increase funding for research, development and application of eco-farming practices that depart from chemical parasite control, and move towards the use of biodiversity-based tools to control parasites and improve the health of ecosystems.