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World's No. 1 Pesticide Brings Honeybees to Their Knees, Say Scientists

Environment  (tags: honey bees, colony collapse disorder, die-offs, pesticides, EPA< protection, wildlife, environment, destruction, ecosystems, animals, climate, pollution )

- 1891 days ago -
A new study from Harvard implicates two neonicotinoid pesticides, imidacloprid and clothianidin, in the ongoing plague of honeybee Colony Collapse Disorder. Imidacloprid is the most widely used pesticide in the world, and both are approved by the EPA.


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Past Member (0)
Monday May 12, 2014, 4:49 am
Noted, thanks Cal.

Gabriele Jefferson (147)
Monday May 12, 2014, 6:06 am
noted, shared on fb, twitter, g+, thx

Stephen Brian (23)
Monday May 12, 2014, 8:19 am
Studies have been going back and forth on neocottinoids and bees for a long time. The difference between the two sides of the matter is one of concentration. These pesticides are apparently theoretically capable of causing the problem, but only in concentrations far higher than are normally used. Some researchers assume there to be some mechanism by which bees get a far higher concentration (or ignore the matter entirely and just give them enough to kill them) and reach one result while others assume they get similar concentration to, or less than, the plants on which the pesticides are sprayed and reach the opposite result. I'm going to wait for either full pathology linking CCD and a cause as widespread as the symptom, or a demonstrable mechanism by which they get those higher concentrations

Jonathan Harper (0)
Monday May 12, 2014, 10:34 am
save bees

David C (75)
Monday May 12, 2014, 12:58 pm
sadly noted

Melania P (123)
Monday May 12, 2014, 1:07 pm

Jamie Clemons (282)
Monday May 12, 2014, 1:37 pm
It's the bee's knees....... Not.

Colleen L (3)
Monday May 12, 2014, 1:42 pm
So sad. I have been signing all sorts of petitions asking these idiots to stop making these pesticides. Bees are so very important in so many ways. Thanks Cal

patricia k (3)
Monday May 12, 2014, 2:07 pm
Global March Against Monsanto - Saturday, May 24, 2014. 601 cities worldwide are hosting events, find one near you here;
and join millions marching to save the pollinators and take back our food!

Birgit W (160)
Monday May 12, 2014, 3:08 pm
Sadly noted.

pam w (139)
Monday May 12, 2014, 3:15 pm
We MUST stop this!

Nelson Baker (0)
Monday May 12, 2014, 3:50 pm
Our government doesn't seem to care/

Katherine May Williams (0)
Monday May 12, 2014, 5:07 pm
Sadly noted.

Dan(iel) M (25)
Monday May 12, 2014, 6:13 pm

Past Member (0)
Monday May 12, 2014, 7:21 pm
Thanks Cal, we know Monsanto, Bayer and other chemical companies are killing bees. It is a shame our government holds companies greed and monies paid to politicians over the safety of our pollinators and citizens. Beekeepers are very frustrated over this injustice. Thanks for getting the word out there and giving it more exposure.

Ruth C (87)
Tuesday May 13, 2014, 4:12 am
Stop killing the Bees!

Betty Kelly (4)
Friday May 16, 2014, 4:21 pm
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