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Susanne
- 1722 days ago - act.credoaction.com
The United States has already lost more than half of its managed honeybee colonies -- and the problem could soon get much worse. Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta, which is one of Monsanto's biggest competitors, just filed paperwork with the EPA ...



   

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Past Member (0)
Saturday September 27, 2014, 3:16 pm
The question that I wonder is why does Syngenta want to increase the level of this pesticide used?

From "Syngenta asks EPA to raise tolerance level for 'bee-killing' chemical "

"Syngenta is seeking to change the tolerance levels because the company wants to use thiamethoxam as a leaf spray -- rather than just a seed treatment -- to treat late- to midseason insect pests, said Ann Bryan, a spokeswoman for the company.

Seed treatments are systemic, meaning the insecticide travels through the entire plant, including the pollen, where it can be toxic to bees. But foliar treatments are more likely to stick to the leaf, where risk to pollinators decreases."
(SEE: http://www.eenews.net/stories/1060005321)

It could be that switching to a leaf spray format, while requiring more pesticide to fight pests, is actually better for the bees than the seed treatment format that they have been using. Seed treatment contaminates the pollen of the plant, leat treatment is less risky, so long as no other crops are blooming nearby.
 

Animae C (509)
Saturday September 27, 2014, 4:03 pm
Your action has been submitted.

T.Y. Susanne
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday September 27, 2014, 4:54 pm
Thanks for signing. You just sent a message that canít be ignored! Posted on facebook. I signed earlier today from email.Thank you, Susanne.
 

Care two is lost (252)
Saturday September 27, 2014, 6:01 pm
Gladly signed ty
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday September 27, 2014, 6:23 pm
Noted and Signed.
Thank you Susanne
 

Ana MESNER (201)
Saturday September 27, 2014, 11:45 pm
Your action has been submitted.
Thank you Susanne
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 28, 2014, 4:25 am
Or the human be poisoned to death very soon
 

Slava R (1311)
Sunday September 28, 2014, 5:20 am
done t.y
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 28, 2014, 5:59 am
Signed-thx Susanne
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 28, 2014, 11:30 am
Signed, do they know how important bees are, or are they stupid?
 

Mark H (44)
Sunday September 28, 2014, 12:04 pm
TY, done!
 

Ilona V (0)
Sunday September 28, 2014, 2:46 pm
Thanks Susanne. Signed & noted.
 

Danuta W (1251)
Monday September 29, 2014, 2:47 am
Noted
 

Leslene Dunn (84)
Monday September 29, 2014, 11:59 pm
Done.
 

Liv B (0)
Wednesday October 1, 2014, 8:59 am
Already signed and shared on FB, thanks
 

Cheryl H (91)
Thursday October 30, 2014, 7:16 am
N+S. Thanks Susanne!
 

Danny Wilson (26)
Monday November 24, 2014, 11:20 am
As Albert E. said once the bees go we're not far behind......
 

Miriam AWAY Site issues (61)
Wednesday December 17, 2014, 8:09 am
THANK YOU for sharing and posting with us! S!
 
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