A human would need to pollinate 10,000 flowers a day to reach the pollination rate of a bee, according to Greenpeace

A human would need to pollinate 10,000 flowers a day to reach the pollination rate of a bee, according to Greenpeace

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A human needs to manually pollinate about 10,000 flowers a day to reach the pollinating rate of a bee, according to the Greenpeace organization, which launched a campaign on Thursday to raise awareness about the importance of keeping bees in good condition and ensuring that The European Union will ban three insecticides next week, which it says is damaging them.

From the NGO, agriculture spokesman Luis Ferreirim has pointed out that the pollination activity carried out for free by bees, bumblebees and other pollinators, is estimated at more than 2.4 billion euros a year in Spain and more than 265 billion euros a world level, so he considers that "learning to pollinate and become a professional pollinator is a guarantee of success."

To do this, Greenpeace presented a practical guide to learn to pollinate, with a brochure and a video tutorial, since about 75 percent of the main crops consumed depend on pollinating insects.

"This activity translated into money, would be estimated at 265,000 million euros a year worldwide and more than 2,400 million in Spain. With these figures, and taking into account that more and more bees are disappearing, learning to pollinate will be necessary and guarantee of success ", he stressed.

Currently, Ferreirim has said that 40 percent of bees and butterflies are in danger of extinction, when they are responsible for the pollination of about 70 percent of the crops that are consumed.

Within the framework of the campaign, groups of Greenpeace volunteers toured the streets of more than twenty cities to raise awareness about the problem of bees: Alicante, Almería, Bilbao, Cádiz, Córdoba, Fuerteventura, Huelva, Las Palmas, Madrid, Malaga, Mallorca, Miranda de Ebro (Burgos), Orense, Pamplona, ​​Salamanca, Santiago, San Sebastián, Seville, Tarragona, Tenerife, Zaragoza, La Coruña, Malaga, Orense, Tarragona and Valencia and on May 20 they will visit Barcelona. It also informs that in some cities such as Cádiz, Las Palmas, Madrid, Mallorca or Pamplona, ​​pollination demonstrations will be carried out in situ so that citizens can learn how to do it live.

The action comes a week before the European Commission addresses the possible ban on three insecticides "dangerous to bees" opposed by Greenpeace, which has collected tens of thousands of signatures to demand the protection of pollinating insects. .

"We should start pollination as soon as possible because next week the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals and Feed of the European Commission will meet in Brussels to discuss the prohibition of three of the insecticides most harmful to bees (imidacloprid, clothianidin and thiamethoxam) and Spain does not seem to be very proactive in this prohibition, "he warned.

Finally, the NGO will deliver this week to the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment, the signature of some 400,000 people who have joined the Greenpeace Spain campaign to ask the Government that the position of Spain in Brussels be to ban not only these pesticides, but all those that are harmful to bees and other pollinating insects.


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  1. Anfeald

    I thought and moved away the message

  2. Akinorisar

    You are probably wrong?

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