Insects are the most diverse group of animals on Earth and are omnipresent in terrestrial food webs. However, insect populations are declining drastically across the globe. This phenomenon has accelerated significantly in recent years, particularly in those countries and areas where agriculture is highly industrialized.
Insects – especially pollinators – play a crucial role for the planet as a whole, for the protection of biodiversity, and for agriculture. They are an integral part of our food systems because they pollinate the cultivated plants that end up as food on our tables.
Slow Food works to raise public awareness about the dramatic decline in the populations of bees and other insects around the world, and calls for an end to the use of harmful pesticides and the destruction of biodiversity that is associated with insect declines.
Slow Food supports a variety of campaigns – many focused on EU policy – to stop the decline of bees.
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Slow Food Supports Forest Beekeepers in Nanga Lauk Village in Indonesia
29 Ene 2024 | English
A Presidium to promote a honey, a bee species and a unique forest ecosystem The recently established Nanga Lauk Forest Honey Presidium [Link] is Slow Food’s latest in Indonesia, bringing the total number of Presidia in the country to four. The Presidia are part of Slow Food’s global project to transform the cultivated...