Pollinators & Agriculture
BeeLife is a European NGO working for a brighter future for bees and pollinators, improving their protection and their collaboration in our agricultural system.
June 16, 2020
The “Farm to Fork” (F2F) and “Biodiversity” strategies are at the core of the “Green Deal”, the policy framework proposed by the President of the European Commission von der Leyen.
Both strategies were eagerly awaited by actors from the agricultural sector, NGOs, agribusiness firms, etc. Both strategies were published on May 20, the World Bee Day, making for us a strong statement to link the future of EU policy to the protection of bees and the environment.
June 3, 2020
On June 3rd, 2020, a hearing is taking place at the European Union Court of Justice regarding the European Commission's 2013 partial ban on three neonicotinoid insecticides. Shortly after the Commission decided to ban these three substances due to evidence on the high risks they pose to bees, pesticide producers Bayer (imidacloprid, clothianidin), Syngenta (thiamethoxam) and BASF (fipronil) brought their case to court.
May 20, 2020
The dramatic decline of bees, pollinators and life in our countryside is undeniable and it has been demonstrated that it mainly depends on current cultivation methods. Fertility is one of the common goods we are systematically destroying. From words to deeds: if Europe finally acknowledges that pollinators are valuable for biodiversity and food security, it will have to take concrete and effective measures. The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) has to practically and economically promote and support the presence of pollinators in their role of index of sustainability in agriculture.