Greenpeace demands

“Honeybees and wild pollinators play a crucial
role in agriculture and food production”

European agriculture policies

European agricultural policies – first and foremost the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) – should incorporate and act upon current scientific evidence about the benefits of, and threats to, populations of both managed honeybees and wild pollinators.

Urgent action is required to protect the essential ecosystem service of pollination. The evidence outlined above of tools which already exist to protect pollinators should be incorporated into agricultural policies as a means of encouraging beeenhancing farming practices In addition, rigorous EU regulations on the use of potentially bee-harming substances should be put into place, following the precautionary principle by incorporating current scientific

evidence about harms and vulnerability of honeybees. Precaution should also extend to other wild pollinators, in view of their crucial role in securing pollination services now and in an uncertain future.

In order to protect bees and other pollinators as well as to imrpove their living conditions in agriculture and ecosystems, Greenpeace requests policymakers to:

Ban all pesticides that are harmful to bees and others pollinators

…including clothianidin, imidacloprid, thiamethoxam, fipronil, chlorpyrifos, cypermethrin and deltamethrin and substitute them with ecological farming solutions

Endorse non-chemical farming alternatives and increase biodiversity in agriculture

Monitor the health of bees and other pollinators

Better assess the risks of pesticides and reduce their use

Dedicate more funding to support ecological farming

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Add your voice to thousands of people around the world who want to protect the bees by banning bee-killing pesticides and unsustainable industrial agriculture and promoting ecological farming. The more people who sign, the more we can influence the governments and companies who can act to save the bees.

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