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Declining Bee Populations Pose A Threat to Global Agriculture

Environment  (tags: bees, wild lbees, pesticides, die-offs, agriculture, protection, animalwelfare, world, protection )

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The danger that the decline of bees and other pollinators represents to the world's food supply was highlighted this week when the European Commission decided to ban a class of pesticides suspected of playing a role in so-called "colony collapse disorder.

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Elle B. (84)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 11:25 pm
Ty Cal. n~s~s

“If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth, man would only have four years left to live.” ― Albert Einstein

Helen Porter (39)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 11:30 pm
....this week when the European Commission decided to ban a class of pesticides suspected of playing a role in so-called "colony collapse disorder.

What? European Commission decided ......

Perhaps some of the "rich and powerful" are beginning to wake up.

Their spaceship just doesn't seem to be incorporating?

Or they've had top secret notification that the Inter Galactical Confederacy is refusing to accept Earth's money!


Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 11:44 pm
Noted. Thanks.

Carol Dreeszen (353)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 1:01 am
Speaking of Bees.....yesterday it was gorgeous outside with the sun shinning down and there was this HUGE Bumble Bee flying around that was SO brilliant in his yellow colors it was bee..autiful!!! Thanks Cal!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 4:35 am
Decided, only because a close vote of members states to take action.

pam w. (138)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 6:41 am
Whether we’ve reached a point of no return, we don’t know.”

++++++++++ Human greed and thoughtlessness will destroy life as we know it.

Winn Adams (218)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 7:15 am

Past Member (0)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 7:41 am
Thats quite frightening the quote from Einstein Someone better start getting our bees back then

lee e. (114)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 8:04 am
Sadly noted -- loved cra--Zee K's comment! Got a laugh over this dismally concerning post!

Gloria picchetti (305)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 8:10 am
I wish the US would step up to ban pesticides.

Christeen Anderson (656)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 9:55 am
Thank goodness. I certainly hope it helps.

Michael Kirkby (91)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 10:03 am
Get rid of the neonicotinoids. These are the biggest cause of bee failure.

Marcel Elschot (295)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 11:19 am

S S. (0)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 11:56 am
Thank you.

Dianne D. (477)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 12:40 pm
Interesting quote Elle B had from Albert Einstein. I think we have abused mother earth and her creatures long enough, and they have nothing left to give humans.

Birgit W. (155)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 1:02 pm
Very sad.

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 1:09 pm
Thank you for the worrisome news! Now we need a petition to urge our government to ban the pesticides. (N, P, T)

Dave C. (237)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 1:11 pm
unfortunately and dangerously true.

Lin Penrose (92)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 1:36 pm
Thanks Cal, Another alarm sounded, and another way we humans can expect our "bountiful mother' to cut we humans off the teat. Honey bees do Not need us - we need them, to continue life styles we feel we are 'entitled' to.

We've poisoned and consumed too much for this planet to continue giving good healthy resources. Now, we can expect the poisons and excrement we produced from her to be our food, water, air, soil, and of course, shelter.

I'm dreadfully sorry for the other living non-human creatures on this earth. Those are the innocent recipients of the extreme stupidity of humans, who waste/ed extreme intelligence to get past the primal needs (power, control, territory, sex) for wars and over population, that helped lead to an inevitable change. In our greed, we have severely limited the possible adaptability that is needed now, and in the near future.

Ms. Noting Commentator (21)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 1:40 pm
Shared the article on Facebook!

. (0)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 2:07 pm
I was really pleased to hear that the EU has acted, hopefully other countries will follow this example before it is too late.

Anette S. (21)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 6:33 pm

Jason S. (50)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 7:19 pm
Good posting, thanks

James Doeppers (0)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 7:32 pm

Paulett Simunich (0)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 8:34 pm
Elle B......Thank you for the quote........The first step has been taken.....that gives hope.......and this is more than we had a few days ago............

Elle B. (84)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 9:37 pm
Just found these last week while looking for local places to help the bees. . .

"Mason bees are a gentle, solitary bee that is easy to raise. ...just how easy is it?"



Still searching for info on Einstein's 4 year bee theory. . .

Stuart Thomas (507)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 11:32 pm
Noted, although I have already signed one or more petitions about this matter.

Helen Porter (39)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 11:39 pm
Be nice to bees.

They bee nice to us,


Latoya Brookins (23)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 1:21 am
The issue has even found its way into cinema. It's been mentioned on Doctor Who and the M. Night movie The Happening.

Ruth C. (264)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 8:18 am
That is why the world is dying, because we have killed the ones that pollinate the food supply!

Inge Bjorkman (178)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 10:25 am
We did it -- Europe just banned bee-killing pesticides!! Mega-corporations like Bayer threw everything they had at this, but people-power, science and good governance came out on top!!

It was a close vote, but thanks to a massive mobilisation by Avaaz members, beekeepers, and others, we won! I have no doubt that the floods of phonecalls and emails to ministers, the actions in London, Brussels and Cologne, and the giant petition with 2.6 million signers made this result possible. Thank you Avaaz, and everyone who worked so hard to save bees!”

Natalie S. (11)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 10:43 am
Thanks for the informative article and the good news. I hope many similar decisions will be taken in the interest of preserving our environment,

Barbara V. (51)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 11:06 am
The decline of bees could end in disaster. Just let chemical companies like Monsanto take over, and we will be very, very sorry for being very, very lax in ridding the earth of these poisons.

Kathy B. (104)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 12:32 pm
The problem with this ban is that it is only for 2 years and this insecticide persists in the soil for longer than that. The good part is that it will stop areas that have no contamination from becoming contaminated for a couple of years.

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 1:03 pm
Sadly noted!

Mike H. (245)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 4:37 pm
Thanks- more bad news

Nimue Pendragon (323)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 6:14 pm

Alitis G. (15)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 6:34 pm

Lea Huber (0)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 8:25 pm
Noted. Thank you, Cal!

Michela m. (4049)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 8:08 am

Michela m. (4049)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 12:59 pm

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Sonny Honrado (6)
Tuesday May 7, 2013, 10:14 pm
More efforts in saving the bees.

Sergio Padilla (63)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 9:40 am
Governments should be paying more attention to this.... No bees no food!

Yvonne F. (176)
Friday July 12, 2013, 9:30 am
This has to be taken seriously!!!! thanks Cal
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