Saturday, September 27, 2008

Global Action by Top Pesticide Professionals for Safety and Prosperity

Honeybee conservation is not just a matter of pesticide safety, but a platform for assertive global action to sustain agricultural productivity. Honeybees are central to crop yields and to biodiversity as well. Thriving colonies are incontrovertible pieces of evidence that farming is in balance. The absence of their foraging activities is a sign that surrounding rural communities must be impoverished.

Remediation is a vital strategy for all modern living. All farming operations disturb pristine eco-systems in their own ways. Yet, we cannot do without food, fiber, and biological sources of energy. All stakeholders can achieve consensus by taking effective steps to wipe our collective environmental footsteps clean. Rearing honeybees is one of the best ways to do this. That is why I commend the trend reported at the following link:

Here is a matter in which India can follow Scotland. All farmers should have apiaries. It is a useful source of supplementary income and nutrition for landless labor as well. Everyone in a village stands to gain if there is at least one vibrant hive. All farm families that have been affected by suicides and related tragedies can make new starts by starting honey production, and simultaneously providing for pollination of their crops.

Honey production and pesticide safety are inextricably linked. Honeybees cannot be limited to areas where pesticides are not used. Honeybees have to survive in the midst of pest management practices just like human beings. The Endogram, Endocel, and Endosulfan-tolerant Chrysoperla initiative seeks to achieve this harmony. It is an effective concept, and one which that needs your consideration. Please respond by posting below.

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