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Slideshow: bees, beekeepers and all the other important small things

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March 22, 2012 francese_18x12 spagnola_18x12 italiana_18x12 

videorama_mar_2012The Reportage was born during a trip in Italy. Images, sounds and voices  are made by Nicholas Bertasi and Anais Poirot-Gorse, with the music by Frank Cosentini. Through Italy, from North to South they collected items and story of bees and beekeepers.

The work of a bee is a tale ... told by a few million years ...

the birth of life.

The bee seeks, collects, creates and shares.

 

The Guardian: “Corporations that sell pesticides must explain them faults abouthow they impact bee poisoning”

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December 4, 2011 spagnola_18x12 italiana_18x12

the_guardian_giornaliOn December 2 the environmental blog of the famous British newspaper The Guardian published an article by Alison Benjamin, about the opening session of the Indian public trial against chemical multinationals.

 

Stop Neonicotinoids... = annual record for maize

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October 20, 2011 francese_18x12 spagnola_18x12 italiana_18x12

pannocchia maisThe preeminent periodical “The Agricultural Informer” reported the  unexpected record production of maize in Italy during 2011, which affected collection and storage, and even caused a fall in stock price.

The record crop contradicts the predictions and scientific studies by Milan University, which predicted a 150m Euro loss as a result of the end of maize tanning. The record crop contradicts Professor Maggiore who railedagainst the "catastrophic" results of tanning practices were ended. The record crop also contradicts the study  presented by Nomisma that predicted damage to corn as a consequence of suspending the use of neonicotinoids.
This suggests that the production of corn in Italy in the last three years is more influenced by meteorological variables rather than diseases.

 

 

European Parliament: taking a strong new position a new strong taking office in defencse of bees and beekeeping

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November 16, 2011 spagnola_18x12 italiana_18x12

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On November 16, only one year on from its previous resolution in autumn 2010, the European Parliament had a significant debate on the decline in bees and beekeeping, and finally approved a Resolution that commits all the European institutions to protect the insects against the risk of extinction.
The Parliament officially recognised beekeeping as a "public environmental value and a strategic value for the society, a model of sustainable production for the rural areas, and a clear example of  job creation in biodiversity conservation.”
It is estimated that 84% of plant species and 76% of food production in Europe depends on pollination.
 The beekeeping industry is a source of income for more than 600 000 citizens.

 

Neonicotinoid / Monsanto: a cause of "escape" from France?

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February 9, 2012 spagnola_18x12 italiana_18x12

The newspaper “il Fatto" reveals, with an article by G. Paglino,  that two weeks ago in France, during the raid at Monsato headquarters Trèbes-les-Capucins, same No-GMO activists have found bags of seeds, including the seed treated with Poncho MON810. "Unfortunately" for the giant of agrochemical the poncho is prohibited in France.

There should be required an investigation about this illegal seeds.

 

 

GMO: the emperor has no clothes

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December 23, 2011 spagnola_18x12 italiana_18x12

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Unaapi makes available the Vandana Shiva report  about the false promises of GMOs.

Use GMO products in agriculture? It is a total failure. They didn’t increase the production or reduce the use of chemical substances. On the contrary they continue to cause injury to the environment and impoverish millions of farmers all around the world.

This is what emerges from the report that, for the first time,  collects and summarizes in a well-ordered way huge quantities of data, analysis, scientific research and field experience, all conducted by associations of scientists and local communities from many countries. The dossier "Global Report on the Status of Citizens of GMOs - False Promises and TechnologyFallaci" is edited by Vandana Shiva.

 

 

A new suspension of neonicotinoid treated maize up to June 2012

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November 1, 2011 spagnola_18x12 italiana_18x12

The decree of neonicotinoids suspension until June 30 2012 was published on the Official Gazette.

The suspension was signaled by two distinct communications by the Ministries of Health and Agriculture.
Beekeeping and citizens, concerned about the unacceptable environmental impact of neonicotinoid insecticides, pay attention about this new precautionary measures. On the contrary it’s growing up the concern about many and incomprehensible declarations made by the press; there are still many questions ...

The "framework" has not the invoked "complexity", not nearly! There is the tendency to complicate the results of the studies by adopting non-uniform methodologies that lead to a diversity of results. It is possible that this situation is due to the will of not wanting to take discoveries inconvenient for chemical sellers.

 

Neonicotinoids in groundwater? No one is looking for them !

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October 23th 2011 spagnola_18x12 italiana_18x12

the cicle of waterPiedmont Regional Association, Aspromiele, has formally requested to the Councillorship Environment of the Piedmont Region clarification about the Protocol for the analysis of residues in water and has proposed the implementation of a pilot monitoring among the areas particularly vulnerable, such as maize, wine and fruits fields. The main parameter that has inspired the choice of active research in groundwater was the amount of commercial product, containing active ingredient, sold and used in agriculture.

 


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