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# Bees : Pesticides & GMO = No Future!

• Bees are on earth since 100 million years: they knew dinosaurs!
• The only insect capable of producing its food and of which man exploits the production.
• Weight of a bel: 0,10 g; she brings back to the hive approximately 0,05 g of nectar (i.e. 50 % of her weight) by journey.
• Approximatly 20 journeys a day; 1kg of honey amounts to 50000 journeys, that is practically 40 000 km, i.e. a trip around the Earth!
• 80 % of the botanical species (among them cultures which feed humanity) need bees to be fertilized. Without them, no pollination, and thus practically neither fruits, nor vegetables.
• In spite of the coming into force of the partial European ban on 3 neonicotinoïdes substances, their use in volume increased by 31 % between 2013 and 2014! A very serious and disconcerting increase. Source: UNAF.

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