Extreme bee losses highlight urgent need to restrict pesticides to protect pollinators

A national survey of beekeepers has found a loss of 42.1 percent of the total number of colonies managed April 2014 - April 2015. This represents the second highest annual loss recorded to date. “The solution to the bee crisis is to shift to sustainable agriculture systems that are not dependent on monoculture crops saturated in pesticides," said Tiffany Finck-Haynes, food futures campaigner with Friends of the Earth. "It’s time to re-imagine the way we farm in the United States and incentivize organic agriculture practices that are better for bees and for all of us.” See the press release at www.foe.org

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