Fipronil has been added to the list of pesticides banned in the EU in an attempt to halt declining bee populations. Bee colony collapse has been linked to use of a certain class of pesticides, called neonicotinoids. Head to this article in the Guardian for more on Europe’s move. We posted a few weeks ago about an effort here in the US to protect bees, and stop application of these harmful pesticides. Click here to send a message of support to your representative for the Save America’s Pollinator Act.
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