Bees are seen on a frame of a beehive in Denee, Belgium, May 15, 2018. Picture taken May 15, 2018. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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The United Nation's food agency and the European Union Saturday called for global action to protect pollinators, and bees in particular, which are crucial for ensuring food security.To underline the importance of the issue, and following a Slovenian proposal, the U.N. has named May 20 as World Bee Day, as it marked the birthday of Anton Jansa, a Slovenian pioneer in modern beekeeping.The U.N. has warned that 40 percent of invertebrate pollinators, particularly bees and butterflies, risk global extinction.
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