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  • Food Chain and Health
  • Biodiversity and the Agri-environment
  • Sustainable Food Systems

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Europe has 13.4 million too few honeybee colonies to properly pollinate its crops, according to Researchers, led by Professor Simon Potts at the University of Reading. The discovery shows that demand for insect pollination is growing five times as fast as the number of honeybee colonies across Europe as farmers grow more insect-pollinated oil crops, such as oilseed rape and sunflowers, and fruit.

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