Regulatory News

A study by scientists from the universities of Vermont and Harvard points to the risk of mass malnutrition for people living in poorer countries if the death of bees remains at current levels. The pollinators are responsible for up to 40% of the nutrient supply in the world, according to a study published in the journal Plos One.

In some areas surveyed, such as parts of Mozambique, in Africa, it was shown that children and mothers suffer from vitamin A deficiency, which can cause early death from malnutrition. "The adoption of protective measures topollinators should be considered as an international issue of human interest, not only for nature lovers and insects," said Taylor Ricketts, professorat the University of Vermont and co-author of the study.

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