Regulatory News


An article in the online edition of the journal Science, which is based on an international study of experts from seven countries, outlines ten priority public policies to prevent the decline of bee populations in the world. Scientists have already come to the conclusion that the phenomenon, classified as a colony collapse disorder (CCD), has not just one cause. Bee mortality comes from problems such as climate change, loss of natural habitats due to deforestation and parasites that attack the hives.

Suggested measures include: supporting diversified agricultural systems; conserving and restoring pollinator habitats in rural and urban landscapes; monitoring pollinators in the long term; and regulatory standards for pest control. Researchers from the United Kingdom, Sweden, Brazil, Mexico, Australia, Argentina and Japan participated in the study.

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