Regulatory News

A study by scientists at the University of Southampton in England indicates that the bees may be losing the ability to recognize the smell of flowers because of the fumes produced by diesel-powered vehicles. It is by the floral aroma that insects locate plants from which they extract nectar, which is fundamental to the process of pollination.

Published in the journal Scientific Reports, the research examined the odors emanating from the flowers in two environments: one with clean air and the other contaminated by pollutants from diesel. In the second, two of the eight chemical elements produced by the flowers disappeared in just a minute.

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