In the Last three Months Alone, Pesticides Have Killed Some 500 Million Bees in Brazil

According to Agência Pública and Repórter Brasil, some 500 million bees have died in the last three months in four Brazilian states: 400 million in Rio Grande do Sul, 7 million in São Paulo, 50 million in Santa Catarina, and 45 million in Mato Grosso do Sul.

By Xiu Ying, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Earlier this year, a large scale of bee deaths was reported in southern Brazil due to pesticides used in soybean plantations. In Rio Grande do Sul, about 80 percent of bees are dying because of Fipronil pesticides, which are used in soybean farming.

This issue is even more serious and extensive, given that it has been occurring in other states of the country.

According to Agência Pública and Repórter Brasil, some 500 million bees have died in the last three months in four Brazilian states: 400 million in . . .

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