According to latest reports, exposure to neonicotinoid-treated flowering crops has been shown to have significant negative effects on much more than free flying wild bees.
eonicotinoids are the most widely used class of insecticides in the world. But like DDT, the infamous insecticide of the 1970s, evidence illustrates these neurotoxins are harming birds, bees, and our entire planet.
It took only a decade for the agency in charge of protecting our environment to make a stand against the systemic pesticides killing bees. Now what? Is it all part of their Kabuki dance with the chemical companies.
Perhaps the latest study from Harvard will finally sound the gong on systemic pesticides: Neonicotinoids are proven to kill honeybees.
Could pesticides in imported houseplants explain why bees are dying in Europe? Read the results of a Greenpeace study on EU garden flowers.
Systemic pesticides threaten to bring global agriculture to a standstill. Bees, the planet’s No. 1 insect pollinators, are dying at an alarming rate. In parts of China, farmers are already forced to pollinate by hand.
Inaction? Intransigence? Negligence? Whatever the right word, we’re reminded that the U.S. is behind the curve when it comes to protecting bees.
Bayer’s systemic nicotine-based pesticides are one of the main culprits behind Colony Collapse Disorder. So what does the company do? Launch a million dollar bee “research” institute to keep the public from the truth.
The time has come to take a stand against the systemic pesticides that are killing bees. From the front lines, Paul Towers, of Pesticides Action Network, makes a clear case and asks The Golden State to step forward and be the change.
Freezing temperatures, killer parasites, toxic chemicals: The plight of honey bees is getting worse in many parts of the world.
Is Monsanto really investing in bee health? Or is this another example of man making money off the backs of our bees?
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The EPA just approved the use of the new insecticide sulfoxaflor, which the agency itself admits is highly toxic to honeybees.