05 August 2013
What’s the issue?
Insects, including bees, butterflies, moths, flies, beetles and hoverflies, pollinate about 80% of all plant species in Europe, including most fruits, many vegetables and some oilseed crops.
We are not totally reliant on insect pollinators. Such staple crops as wheat, rice and corn are either wind or self-pollinated. However, insect pollinated crops do provide us with vit...