Regulatory News

Of the 141 species of plants grown in Brazil for use in food for humans, 85 depend on animal pollination - mainly bees. The data was presented by the Genetic Resources and Biotechnology sector of the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBRAPA), during the National Week of Science and Technology, held at the Botanical Garden of Brasilia, and which ended on Sunday, October 23.

Crops such as apple, pear, orange, melon, watermelon, coffee, nuts, avocado, strawberry, cucumber, cotton, soybeans, pumpkin and onions are among those that depend directly on bee pollination. Just as important is honey production, which moves more than R$300 million (approximately 96 million dollars) in Brazil.

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