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Men and bees: a necessary and demanding cohabitation

::: 19/03 - As part of the Science and Innovation Breakfast, the Société d'encouragement pour l'industrie nationale is organising a conference on Thursday 19 March 2020, from 9.00 to 10.30 a.m., on the theme "Men and bees: a necessary and demanding cohabitation". Guest: André

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80 % of European insects have disappeared in thirty years

This is the most massive episode of species extinction since the disappearance of the dinosaurs. More than half of all insects are disappearing worldwide at an accelerated rate; the hecatomb is reaching the staggering figure of 80 % for Europe. When insects disappear, the entire living chain is affected. No more food

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The saga of the ban on necotinoids: why the 20-year wait?

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C’est peut-être la fin d’une interminable bataille : vendredi 27 avril 2018, les États membres de l’Union européenne ont adopté la proposition de la Commission d’interdire trois néonicotinoïdes (la clothianidine, l’imidaclopride et le thiaméthoxame) à toutes les cultures en plein champ. Ces produits suscitent la controverse depuis leur déploiement dans les années 1990.

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Cyborg insects to replace the bees?

La disparition qui semble implacable des abeilles et autres insectes pollinisateurs met en danger notre alimentation, notre santé et notre économie. L’usage intensif des pesticides et néonicotinoïdes a contribué dans une large mesure à cette extinction. Face à ce phénomène, des chercheurs s’activent pour trouver des parades. Certains en viennent

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The evils of bees threaten agriculture

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Pollinators have never been more threatened, and humanity has never needed them more: this is the conclusion of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) in its first report published on Friday 26 February on the occasion of its fourth plenary meeting in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia). 

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Doctor bees detect diseases

Doctor bees detecting diseases will be the heroines of the Hypervital exhibition at the Saint-Etienne International Design Biennial, via Susana Soares, designer. Scientists have proven that the classic bees - Apis mellifera - have an extraordinary sense of smell. It is even easy to train bees to

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Taking into account the bee's environment to better assess the risk of insecticides

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A study coordinated by INRA and associating ACTA, CNRS and ITSAP-Institut de l'abeille shows that the degree of sensitivity of bees to the undesirable effects of pesticides varies according to environmental conditions. The researchers observed that an insecticide of the neonicotinoid family disrupts their ability to find their way around,

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Against bee-killing insecticides

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A motion for a resolution has just been presented to the Senate on 19 June to ban all neonicotinoids in the EU to protect our health, but also the environment and pollinating insects. On the occasion of the colloquium organised on 5 June at the Senate on the theme "for a pollinator-friendly agriculture", the French Senate has just presented a motion for a resolution to ban all neonicotinoids in the EU in order to protect our health, the environment and pollinating insects.

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Bees, disposable workers?

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Much has been said about bees in recent years: entire colonies die inexorably and mysteriously. Until now, there has been a lot of speculation about the causes of this mass extinction. Research, studies and experiments have been carried out all over the world. To no avail. Will we soon replace the bees by

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