Fighting decline of pollinators in Europe

PhysOrg: Pollination is crucial to providing food security with 84% of European crops benefitting, at least in part, from insect pollination and 78% of temperate wildflowers needing biotic pollination. An estimated ~10% of the total economic value of European agricultural output for human food amounted to €22 billion in 2005 (€14.2 for the EU) was dependent upon insect pollination. However, due to a cocktail of environmental stressors some pollinator species are declining and and the pollination services......

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