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15 February 2019 | Germany

Bavaria campaigners abuzz as bees petition forces farming changes

A petition in Bavaria on preserving species diversity, popularly known as the “save the bees” campaign, has garnered sufficient support to enforce significant changes to the state’s farming practices.
The organisers reached their target of securing the signatures of 10% of eligible voters in the southern German state well before the Wednesday evening deadline.
Environmental groups behind the push to radically change farming methods, including turning more grassland into meadow and ensuring a third of farms are organic over the next decade, are due to meet politicians to discuss the next stage in their drive.

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