The return of neonicotinoids gives the bumblebee to the beekeepers of Occitania - The Canadian
Thursday, November 26

The return of neonicotinoids gives the bumblebee to the beekeepers of Occitania

Colomiers, April 21, 2013. A beekeeper at work on one of his hives. – FRED SCHEIBER

They haven’t said their last word. After demonstrating last week in front of the offices of deputies from Occitania who voted against or abstained on the temporary reintroduction of neonicotinoids, this Monday the
beekeepers in the region and the voluntary mower activists led an action in front of the sites of the three companies that produce this molecule, Bayer-Monsanto, Basf and Syngenta.

An action ahead of the vote of the senators, who must vote on the re-authorization of these pesticides in beet cultivation this Tuesday.

On the eve of a decisive vote in the Senate for the return of neonicotinoid insecticides known as bee killers, the…

Published by Union of Beekeepers of Occitania sure Monday October 26, 2020

For these activists, this authorization, even for beet alone, is a Trojan horse for the agrochemical companies targeted, which they symbolized by a statue three meters high during their demonstration.

Studies and misdeeds

“In fact, legally the principle of equality will, if the senators confirm this law this Tuesday, October 27, an angle of attack allowing firms in reality to obtain a general re-authorization of neonicotinoids. French beekeepers have been denouncing the misdeeds of the hundreds of tons of neonicotinoids used in France for 25 years, when only a few nanograms are enough to kill bees, ”argues the union of beekeepers in Occitania.

The latter argues that 1,222 international scientific studies have demonstrated the reprotoxic effect of neonicotinoids, whether on humans, bees or even fish and butterflies.

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