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Agricultural chemicals and destructive practices caused butterfly numbers to plummet by 66%

 In recent years, media reports have made most of us aware of the crisis being faced by both wild and domestic honeybees. As reported by Greenpeace, since 1962 the number of bee colonies per hectare – which is viewed as a critical indicator of crop health – has dropped by a massive 90 percent. This is alarming, because honeybees are responsible for about 80 percent of all the pollination on our planet, including pollinating about 70 percent of all human food crops.  Studies have detected a “deadly pesticide cocktail” of over 150 different chemicals in bee pollen, and most experts believe that agricultural pesticide use is one of the main causes of worldwide bee colony collapse.  Read more....

 

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