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Pesticide dispersion

“Environmental quality and pesticide dispersion in Val di Sole using bee-collected pollen as a bioindicator”

Honeybees are insects with an essential function as pollinators for mostly of the agricultural and natural species, allowing so the vast majority of worldwide food production. Beyond this role, honeybees are used as excellent bioindicator of the environmental quality. The ability of honeybees to undertake the role of ecological detector is due to unique morphological and ethological characteristics of this insect.

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Intensive farming

Europe must act on intensive farming to save wildlife, scientists say

EU’s agriculture policy needs urgent reform, organisations tell incoming commission president.

The EU’s common agricultural policy (CAP) should be overhauled urgently to stop the intensification of farming practices that is leading to a steep decline in wildlife, scientists from across the bloc have urged.

The Cocktail Effect


UK citizens and the natural environment are being exposed to potentially harmful mixtures of pesticides. These mixtures appear in our food, water and soil and can affect the health of both humans and wildlife. There is a growing body of evidence that pesticides can become more harmful when combined, a phenomenon known as the ‘cocktail effect’.

Pesticide Residues in Pollen

Botanical Origin of Pesticide Residues in Pollen Loads Collected by Honeybees During and After Apple Bloom

Faculty of Science and Technology, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Bolzano, Italy, 2 Laboratorio Biologico, Agenzia

Provinciale per l’Ambiente e la Tutela del Clima, Bolzano, Italy, 3 Laboratorio Analisi Alimenti, Agenzia Provinciale per l’Ambiente e la Tutela del Clima, Bolzano, Italy

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