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Bee Protection: US in Spotlight as EU Bans Pesticides


Green Lifestyle  (tags: environment, conservation, protection, bees )

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- 543 days ago - guardian.co.uk
European commission vote highlights threat to the world's food supply from the decline of bees and other pollinators



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Ruth S. (304)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 9:00 am
People don't understand that by killing the bees we too will die out!!
 

Kit B. (276)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 9:09 am

I read an article that suggested Big Ag would have people in the fields attempting to pollinate in place of bees. This idea comes from not wanting to take responsibility for the damages done by toxic pesticides.
 

Bianca D. (86)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 9:27 am
Fingers crossed that this spreads. I was wondering, if the pesticides are such a huge problem for the bees, and bees pollinate 80% of our food crops, then why is pretty well the same amount of food availalbe? Granted, it's gone up in price phenomenally, but things are still pretty steadily available. It turns out that, fir a while now bees have been mported from Australia by the millions to pollinate crops across North America, but die soon afterwards because of the pesticides. It's kinda the last thing you'd think you could import... and makes us hugely vulnerable. Talk about unsustainable agriculture. It hate to think what would happen if we couldn't get bees from Australia...
 

Allan Yorkowitz (446)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 10:49 am
Why does it not surprise me that some of the blame can be focused on the EPA?
 

Cinzia Palamara (64)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 12:53 pm
Thanks for sharing.
 

Christeen Anderson (523)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 12:55 pm
Please do the right thing U.S.A. Thank you.
 

Nancy Black (303)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 2:09 pm
Noted, tweeted, shared, tweeted, shared. We are going to kill off ourselves as well as the bees. No bees, no pollination; no pollination, no food; no food, no people or animals.
 

Birgit W. (147)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 2:47 pm
Bees are very important for us, and we have to save them.
 

James Doeppers (0)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 3:27 pm
Thanks
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 3:45 pm
Chemical companies have too much influence over our politicians and heads of government agencies for the bee killing pesticides to be banned.
 

Lisa sick Windsor (154)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 6:39 pm
USA, get with the program and ban these poisons to our important bees!!!
 

Bill and Katie D. (90)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 9:54 pm
We need the bee's they do the pollinating for all of our FOOD!
Ban the Pesticides!
 

Inge Bjorkman (143)
Monday May 6, 2013, 12:37 am
something good with EU
Love
 

Janet K. (94)
Monday May 6, 2013, 2:03 am
The US is circling the drain because of corporate greed. It's time to wake up, people!
 

Dave C. (216)
Monday May 6, 2013, 4:30 am
thanks, but I got side tracked by the article about White House warned on imminent Arctic ice death spiral (?w/in 2 yrs)
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Monday May 6, 2013, 9:32 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Michael Kirkby (85)
Monday May 6, 2013, 9:45 am
I guess they will expect us to eat their GMOs then? Neonics need to be removed from all usage everywhere.
 

Carol H. (229)
Wednesday May 15, 2013, 9:32 am
we all need to ban these pesticides!!!
 
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