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sister herb
05-07-2013, 10:14 AM
We did it -- Europe just banned bee-killing pesticides!!

:statisfie

http://yubanet.com/world/Victory-EU-...p#.UYjPfy3yXZ4

We will get honey! Without bees we wouldn´t. :embarrass
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glo
05-07-2013, 10:19 AM
Originally Posted by sister harb
We did it -- Europe just banned bee-killing pesticides!!

:statisfie

http://yubanet.com/world/Victory-EU-...p#.UYjPfy3yXZ4

We will get honey! Without bees we wouldn´t. :embarrass
Worse still, many of our fruit crops rely on bees for pollination - so it is not just about having honey.

I voted too and I am glad the pesticides in question are banned (although I understand that there is some debate about whether pesticides are the real problem or not ... but at least this will hopefully help us to find out)
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sister herb
05-07-2013, 12:20 PM
Yes Glo. We get fruits and berries and flowers...

:statisfie
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islamica
05-07-2013, 01:04 PM
Achim Steiner, head of the UN Environmental Program that commissioned the report, warned that if humanity doesn't take steps to protect bees, there will be a huge impact on the global food supply.


"Of the 100 crop species that provide 90% of the world's food, over 70 are pollinated by bees," he said in a statement.


"Human beings have fabricated the illusion that in the 21st century they have the technological prowess to be independent of nature. Bees underline the reality that we are more, not less, dependent on nature's services in a world of close to 7 billion people."


Cases of mass bee deaths have been reported across Europe, North America, Japan, China and Egypt.
In Europe, the decision to institute the moratorium was not without controversy. BBC News reports that leading up to Monday’s decision, lobbying was “ferocious” on both sides. Nearly three million signatures were collected in support of a ban. Chemical and pesticide manufacturers argued that the science is inconclusive and that a ban could inhibit food production.

Experts at the USDA, EPA and others involved in the federal bee study concluded that there was not enough evidence to support a ban in the United States, and that the cost of imposing one could outweigh the benefits. They recommended further research be done.

The EPA says that there is not enough evidence to support a ban on the neonicotinoids. That translates in plainspeak to: the EPA says there is not enough money being paid counteracting the money being paid by the insecticide lobby to support a ban. EPA also said there was not enough evidence to support banning asbestos for almost three decades after Europe had banned its use, before they finally banned it. Our government is corrupt, bought and paid for top to bottom.
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Jedi_Mindset
05-07-2013, 01:53 PM
Thats good :) Now the EU tries to say that it isnt 'scientifically proven' however everyone with a clear mind and logic knows that pesticides are bad for insects.
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Eric H
05-07-2013, 05:32 PM
Greetings and peace be with you sister harb;

Good news, we all need to be counted, I voted at 38 degrees they have 325,000 votes so far, they are trying to reach 350,000 votes by today to keep the pressure up.
https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/save-our-bees

They have lots of petitions on this site including one for Gaza. http://www.38degrees.org.uk/page/s/flotillattacks

They called it 38 degrees because that is the angle an avalanche starts.

In the spirit of praying for all people

Eric
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