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US Government Introduces Pollinator Action Plan To Save Honey Bees 143

Posted by samzenpus
from the won't-somebody-please-think-of-the-bees? dept.
An anonymous reader writes The White House has announced a federal strategy to reverse a decline in the number of honeybees and other pollinators in the United States. Obama has directed federal agencies to use research, land management, education and public/private partnerships to advance honeybee and other pollinator health and habitats. The Environmental Protection Agency and the Agriculture Department will lead a multi-agency task force to develop a pollinator health strategy and action plan within six months. As part of the plan, the USDA announced $8 million in funding for farmers and ranchers in five states who establish new habitats for honeybee populations.
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US Government Introduces Pollinator Action Plan To Save Honey Bees

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  • Save the Honey Bees (Score:1, Interesting)

    by hackus (159037) on Sunday June 22, 2014 @12:30PM (#47293491) Homepage

    Yeah, introduce foreign proteins and compounds into food crops and then wonder why dozens of birds, honey bees and other animals are on huge declines.

    I got an idea, put Monsanto and all these other GMO "I wanna rule the worlds food production" companies and make THEM PAY to restore the honey bees, birds and other species they destroy through pollution of destructive genetic engineering of our biosphere.

  • Re:8 million? (Score:4, Interesting)

    by SydShamino (547793) on Sunday June 22, 2014 @12:52PM (#47293593)

    You should write into your contract that you're allowed to take samples from fields where your bees work, and that the farmer is liable for damages if something happens to your bees, you test those samples, and find the bad pesticides.

    Contract law is a lot simpler than laws to "protect nature", and since the nature in this case has an owner (you) it's not just a common resource to exploit.

    No help if neighboring farms spray that pesticide, of course.

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