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White House Plan on Bees Sidesteps the Pesticide Problem


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White House Plan on Bees Sidesteps the Pesticide Problem

WASHINGTON - Nearly a year after President Obama announced the creation of a federal task force to tackle the alarming decline of honey bees and other pollinators, the White House has released its strategy to address the issue. The Pollinator Health Task Force sets an ambitious target for reducing honey bee declines to an annual average of 15% overwintering loss. The plan emphasizes increasing habitat for pollinators while offering few clear commitments to restrict the use of neonicotinoids and other bee-harming pesticides.

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