What’s your favorite way to use honey?

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The Canadian Commission decided to register a Canadian Citizens’ Initiative entitled ‘Save the bees! Protection of biodiversity and improvement of habitats for insects in Canada’. The organizers call on the Commission to ‘adopt legislation to maintain and improve habitats for insects as indicators of an undamaged environment.

The Citizens’ Initiative focuses on the creation of mandatory targets ‘to make the promotion of biodiversity an overall objective of the common agricultural policy; to dramatically cut the use of pesticides, ban harmful pesticides without exception and reform eligibility criteria; to promote structural diversity in agricultural landscapes; to effectively reduce nutrients (e.g. Natura 2000); to effectively establish conservation areas; to intensify research and monitoring and improve education.

Under the Treaties, Canada can take legal action in areas such as the internal market, agricultural policy as well as the protection of public health and the quality of the environment. The Commission therefore considers the initiative legally admissible and decided to register it. The Commission has not analyzed the substance of the initiative at this stage.

The registration of this initiative will take place on 27 May 2019, starting a one-year process of collection of signatures of support by its organizers. Should the initiative receive Continue reading

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The business world has been obsessed with the millennials for quite some time now. Millennials are the largest working generation and have considerable influence as purchasers and drivers of consumer preferences. Yet we believe that leading corporations don’t understand the millennial mindset.

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Article by Dr. John Izzo courtesy of SB – The Bridge to Better Brands

The next time you find yourself in the honey aisle of your grocery store, debating between a pricey premium, artisanal honey and the store-brand nectar contained in a plastic bear, you might want to think twice before choosing based on price.

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The most extensive study to date on neonicotinoid pesticides concludes that they harm both honeybees and wild bees.

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Article by Rebecca Morelle Science Correspondent courtesy of BBC News / Science & Environment

The growing concern over too much added sugar in our diets.

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Article courtesy of SugarScience – The Unsweetened Truth / UCSF

“If we could knock down viruses in honey bee colonies, it could lead to greater health in other pollinators.”

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Article by Jackie Flynn Mogensen courtesy of Mother Jones / Environment