This page is a part of the corpus (Annexe 1) used to write Stéphane Foucart and neonicotinoids.

Here, I relate what the journalist said in his article “Barack Obama lance une stratégie nationale pour sauver les abeilles”. All quotes, originally in French, were translated by me.

Barack Obama, then US President, launched by decree on June 20 a “federal strategy for the health of bees and other pollinators”.

The losses of apiaries, traditionally around 10 to 15% at the end of winter, reached 30%, which would be all the more dramatic as pollination contributes to the tune of 24 billion dollars to the American economy. .

The decree specifies that the NNI will be evaluated.