Regulatory News

Researchers at Newcastle University in England found that the venom from a spider species from Australia may help save bees. According to the study, a biopesticide produced from a toxin in the venom of the spider family Hexathelidae (funnel web spider) is able to eliminate pests without affecting the health of the bees.

The solution was thought of after scientific studies started to indicate the uncontrolled use of industrial pesticides as one of the major factors responsible for the death of bees in recent years. Researchers from Newcastle University have warned that the alternative with spider venom still needs to be tested on a large scale.

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