With the new year comes new public policies. One major issue within the status quo is the drastic decline in bee populations. This is important because 1.4 billion jobs and 75% of all crops depend on pollinators like bees. Additionally the guardian finds that, " 20,000 species of bees are responsible for fertilizing more than 90% of the worlds 107 major crops" (1). Last year, the United Nations found that 40% of invertebrate pollinators - particularly bees- risk global extinction. This is why Europe is placing a ban on harmful pesticides that could be contributing to the decline in bee population. This ban is potentate in protecting Bees. Similar to a number of policies, Europe always seems to be a lot farther ahead than the US, and with this substantial change, one can only hope that it spreads to the US. Even though banning some pesticides won't save the Bee population, it is a step in the right direction that hopefully many will follow.