Beekeepers petition EU to ban GMOs, pesticides

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European beekeepers’ battle to save bees and honey from pesticides and genetically engineered contamination kicked off in the EU parliament, where the petitions commission on Tuesday said it will study the issue and make a decision by March.

The French Union of French Beekeepers (UNAF) and two Italian beekeepers’ groups, UNAAPI and CONAAPI, submitted a petition with 300,000 signatures, asking the EP to ban use of MON 810 genetically engineered corn, block authorizations of other genetically modified organisms (GMOs) that impact on nectar and pollen, and undertake a rigorous study on the impact of genetically modified plants on beehives.

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Read the full article here: Environment: beekeepers petition EP to ban GMOs, pesticides

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