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Midwestern Waters Are Full of Bee-Killing Pesticides


Environment  (tags: neocotinoids, neonics, protection, die offs, bees, pollution, pesticides, destruction, ecosystems, environment )

Cal
- 92 days ago - motherjones.com
Neonics have shown up at significant levels in wetlands near treated farm fields in parts of the High Plains and in Canada, as wells as in rivers in ag-heavy areas of Georgia and California.



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Comments

Sue H. (7)
Wednesday July 30, 2014, 8:44 am
How is this acceptable on any level??? Frightening.
 

Stephen D. (34)
Wednesday July 30, 2014, 8:53 am
With the henhouse being infiltrated by the fox in the last 25 yrs. change becomes difficult. ty Cal
 

Stevie A. (10)
Wednesday July 30, 2014, 7:19 pm
To paraphrase Marie Antoinette, Let the polluters drink the polluted water.
 

Diane&Wolfgang Weisenberger (5)
Wednesday July 30, 2014, 9:23 pm
Such short term thinking.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 31, 2014, 12:29 am
noted ... I'm with Stevie A
 

Alfred Donovan (46)
Thursday July 31, 2014, 12:54 am
The farmers in their ever increasing search for higher crop yields are the biggest culprits in this.If they manage to poison the population who do they think will then eat their crops.
 

Victoria Oakey (117)
Thursday July 31, 2014, 3:16 am
Sadly noted. Ty for the information.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 31, 2014, 4:28 am
Stevie A, "To paraphrase Marie Antoinette, Let the polluters drink the polluted water."? Are you an idiot? I'm just wondering, if organic farmers use this water, are they still organic?
 

Fi T. (16)
Thursday July 31, 2014, 4:42 am
This is equal to committing suicide and the human should beware of
 

Frances Darcy (220)
Thursday July 31, 2014, 4:53 am
Noted
 

Veronique L. (213)
Thursday July 31, 2014, 4:58 am
:-))
 

Rhonda B. (100)
Thursday July 31, 2014, 5:00 am
Sadly noted
 

Lisa Millar (13)
Thursday July 31, 2014, 9:11 am
Sadly noted
 

Lisa Zilli (17)
Thursday July 31, 2014, 9:40 am
So, now the neonics can affect all of the water creatures and anything that drinks the water... scary stuff...
 

Kathryn M. (29)
Thursday July 31, 2014, 11:43 am
Noted!
 

Carol P. (46)
Thursday July 31, 2014, 11:52 am
Get them banned already!!!!
 

holly masih (65)
Thursday July 31, 2014, 12:13 pm
thank you
 

Bonnie Lynn M. (1)
Thursday July 31, 2014, 1:50 pm
Very sad situation.
 

Judy C. (108)
Thursday July 31, 2014, 2:09 pm
As a Midwesterner, I can only hope that farmers will wise up around here and move toward organic methods. There is a considerable market for local and organic, but sadly, the price of poison-free food keeps many consumers buying tainted food. This is a sorry state of affairs. The more we buy local and organic, the better. I can't always afford it, though, unfortunately. I would f I could!
 

Kristie Hannan (24)
Thursday July 31, 2014, 2:14 pm

This is scary stuff. What happens of all the bee's are killed off with this ?
 

Janis K. (102)
Thursday July 31, 2014, 2:47 pm
Noted thanks
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Thursday July 31, 2014, 4:10 pm
I believe these pesticides are harmful to all living things.
 

Joy McR (133)
Thursday July 31, 2014, 4:25 pm
Noted, very sad..
 

Eternal Gardener (743)
Thursday July 31, 2014, 4:42 pm
Humanity's shortsightedness and misplaced trust in institutes are slowly choking us to death... and we have only ourselves to blame.
 

Aurea Walker (208)
Thursday July 31, 2014, 11:17 pm
What utter destruction we are doing to everything worldwide, it is not only scary it is a long term destruction of all life long term.
 

Colleen L. (2)
Friday August 1, 2014, 12:04 am
So sad. When will they ever stop this madness? Thanks Cal
 

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (46)
Friday August 1, 2014, 1:04 am
Sadly noted. Thanks Cal.
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Friday August 1, 2014, 1:30 am
This is going to hurt us!
 

Katherine May Williams (0)
Friday August 1, 2014, 2:17 am
Noted.
 

Ana Lopes (79)
Friday August 1, 2014, 2:46 am
noted
 

Aileen P. (34)
Friday August 1, 2014, 5:10 am
Noted.
 

Betty Kelly (3)
Friday August 1, 2014, 1:36 pm
EPA certainly didn't do their job when they allowed use of this pesticide. NOW something MUST be done to STOP the use of this poison and protect the Bees we still have.
 

Graziella Veri (0)
Sunday August 3, 2014, 2:14 am
Liked and shared.Thank you
 
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