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An alliance of beekeepers , conservationists and advocates food safety has sued U.S. government officials about allowing people to use pesticides can be harmful to bees .

 

 

 


An alliance of beekeepers , conservationists and advocates food safety has sued U.S. government officials about allowing people to use pesticides can be harmful to bees .

The number of bees in the U.S. and Europe are declining significantly over the past decade . Photo: crownbees.com .

" Our experts are assessing the impact of generation neonicotinoid pesticides as people were worried about their impact on bees . However , the evaluation process will not be finished before the year 2018 , " EPA said .
EPA declined to comment on the lawsuit , but said that they are urgently drafting new regulations to prevent the impact of pesticides on bees and other pollinating animals .
" Beekeepers in America can not survive long due to the pesticides that EPA allow the use . These are pesticides that kill our bees ," said Steve Ellis , a beekeeper in the state Minnesota and California , said .
It is possible that the European Union ( EU ) will ban pesticide use Neonicotinoid group after the Commissioner for Health is committed to enhancing the level of protection of bees .
"We have suggested many times EPA to protect bees . EPA has rejected our proposals so we had to sue them ," said Peter Jenkins , an attorney for the Center for Food Safety , said . Center for Food Safety of the coalition representing beekeepers , conservationists and those who protect food safety .
The plaintiff accused the Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA ) does not protect insects - group of animals pollinate about three quarters of all food crops worldwide - from the effects of toxic chemicals in the drug group neonicotinoid insecticides , the Guardian reported.

[Source: http://www.vnexpress.net/]

 

 

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