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More Proof Pesticide Causes Bee Colony Collapse Disorder

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Ninety-four percent of the imidacloprid exposed hives had died at 23 weeks, The hives that died first were exposed to higher concentrations of imidacloprid. Lower levels of imidacloprid than are ordinarily used in the treatment of crops produced CCD

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Teresa W (782)
Friday April 6, 2012, 3:19 am

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Friday April 6, 2012, 9:01 am
Noted, thank you.

Roger G (154)
Friday April 6, 2012, 2:16 pm
noted thanks !

Freya H (357)
Friday April 6, 2012, 7:56 pm
One more reason to buy organic when you can.

paul m (93)
Sunday April 8, 2012, 12:36 am

Informed,,,,and that's why I don't use poisons in my gardens....

Past Member (0)
Sunday April 8, 2012, 12:53 am

KS Goh (0)
Sunday April 8, 2012, 3:20 am
Thanks for the article.

Quanta Kiran (67)
Sunday April 8, 2012, 6:08 am

Intan Surya Dawood (3)
Sunday April 8, 2012, 7:37 am

Shirley S (0)
Sunday April 8, 2012, 1:31 pm

Nelson Baker (0)
Sunday April 8, 2012, 2:53 pm
These pesticides need banned immediately. Good luck on that happening as there is, in my opinion,too close a relationship between government officials and the chemical companies.

James Merit (144)
Sunday April 8, 2012, 3:52 pm
Thank you for info!

Carmen S (611)
Sunday April 8, 2012, 6:23 pm
noted, thanks Bryan for sharing this

Patrick Donovan (344)
Sunday April 8, 2012, 7:04 pm
Thank you for the article.

De D (96)
Sunday April 8, 2012, 11:15 pm
thanks for posting

Ruth C (87)
Monday April 9, 2012, 6:45 am
Like I always say: humans destroy everything they touch!

Jim P (3257)
Monday April 9, 2012, 11:37 am
There is no doubt that many insecticides out there in the fields all over the world
are destroying not only bees and other beneficial insects, birds and animals, but are
also destroying fields, soils and contaminating the waters.

There are many insecticides, pesticides that have yet to be tested for safety by the EPA.

There are many corporate shills in EPA in in other government branches that their only goal
is to ensure the usage of these very dangerous chemicals and to hell with the people. Greed
and profit at the expense of human lives as well as other animals, birds, insects and so on.

Ty, Bryon.

Alice C (1797)
Monday April 9, 2012, 11:44 am
Monday April 9, 2012, 1:30 am
Early last year, leaked documents obtained by a Colorado beekeeper exposed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) illegitimate approval of clothianidin, a highly-toxic pesticide manufactured by Bayer CropScience that the regulatory agency knew was capable of killing off bees ( Now, a new study out of Purdue University in Indiana has not only confirmed, once again, that clothianidin is killing off bees, but also that clothianidin's toxicity is systemic throughout the entire food chain, which could one day lead to the catastrophic destruction of the food supply.

The study, which was published in the online journal PLoS ONE, investigated the various methods and routes by which a class of insecticides known as neonicotinoids, which includes clothianidin, are harming honey bees. They discovered that both clothianidin and thiamethoxam, another component of neonicotinoid insecticides, persist in "extremely high levels" in planter exhaust material produced during the planting of crops treated with these insecticides, which runs contrary to industry claims that the chemicals biodegrade and are not a threat.

The research team also found neonicotinoid compounds in soil, including in fields where the chemicals were not even sprayed, as well as on various plants and flowers visited by bees. Based on their analysis, the researchers involved with the study determined that bees actively transfer contaminated pollen from primarily neonicotinoid-treated corn crops, and bring it back to their hives. The bees also transfer neonicotinoid compounds to other plants and crops not treated with the chemicals, which shows just how persistent these chemicals truly are in the environment.

Marilyn M (145)
Monday April 9, 2012, 1:12 pm
Noted. Thank you for posting, Bryan.
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