Regulatory News

The rapid decline in the population of pollinating insects, especially bees, can cause the death of up to 1.4 million people a year. The figure is part of a study by researchers at Harvard University, published in the prestigious medical journal The Lancet.

The deaths could be caused by the change in eating habits of people due to reduction of crops that depend on pollination, such as fruits, vegetables and seeds. Scientists point out that the problem could cause increased vitamin A and folic acid deficiencies, vital for pregnant women and children, as well as incidences of heart disease, strokes and certain cancers.

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