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News in the Framework of the European Business & Biodiversity Campaign

 
  • New report highlights global trade in wild plant ingredients07/02/2018

    New report highlights global trade in wild plant ingredients

    A new TRAFFIC study has drawn attention to the wild plant ingredients used in everyday products and the need for their traceable, sustainable and ethical sourcing and trade.

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  • Light pollution as reason for insect decline06/21/2018

    Light pollution as reason for insect decline

    Climate change, pesticides and land use changes alone cannot fully explain the decline in insect populations in Germany. Scientists from the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) have now discovered that regions that have experienced a sharp decline in flying insects also have high levels of light pollution.

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  • The need for a ‘Common Food Policy’06/20/2018

    The need for a ‘Common Food Policy’

    250 people gathered at the EU Food & Farming Forum (EU3F) of IPES-Food in Brussels from 29 to 30 May 2018 to discuss the need for a ‘Common Food Policy’.

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  • Project on Mediterranean Temporary Ponds inaugurates Interpretation Centre06/19/2018

    Project on Mediterranean Temporary Ponds inaugurates Interpretation Centre

    On 21 May 2018, in Vila Nova de Milfontes (Alentejo, Portugal), the Interpretation Center of Mediterranean Temporary Ponds of on the Southwest Coast of Portugal was inaugurated.

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  • Biodegradable crop protection products06/08/2018

    Biodegradable crop protection products

    Traditional insecticides not only combat pests, they also endanger bees and other beneficial insects. A team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now developed an alternative biodegradable agent that keeps pests at bay without poisoning them.

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  • EU initiative for wild pollinating insects: Measures necessary to combat the causes06/08/2018

    EU initiative for wild pollinating insects: Measures necessary to combat the causes

    The European Commission is responding to calls from the European Parliament for measures to protect pollinators and their habitats: an EU initiative has been launched beginning of June to counteract the decline in wild pollinators and coordinate measures to tackle their causes.

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  • Pollinating insects: Commission proposes actions to stop decline06/04/2018

    Pollinating insects: Commission proposes actions to stop decline

    One in ten pollinating insects is on the verge of extinction, and a third of bee and butterfly species is declining. This is why today the Commission is proposing the first-ever EU initiative to address the decline of wild pollinating insects.

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  • EU awards best LIFE projects for nature, environment and climate action06/03/2018

    EU awards best LIFE projects for nature, environment and climate action

    During the EU Green Week Commissioner Karmenu Vella announced the winners of the 2016 and 2017 LIFE Awards, including projects from Belgium, Greece, Spain, Italy, Austria, Poland and Slovakia. The people's Choice Award, in line with this year's Green Week focus on sustainable cities, was given to a green city project, exploring solutions to reduce air pollution in cities.

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  • FAO: Promoting biodiversity across all agricultural sectors ‘fundamental’05/30/2018

    FAO: Promoting biodiversity across all agricultural sectors ‘fundamental’

    Changing how countries across the world produce food is "fundamental" to protecting the future of the Earth’s ecosystem, said the head of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Tuesday.

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  • Bees must be protected for the future of our food05/22/2018

    Bees must be protected for the future of our food

    First World Bee Day to be observed on 20 May 2018

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