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More evidence links pesticides to honeybee losses | Grist

three studies have been released that strengthen the link between bee die-offs and neonicotinoids (neonics), the chemical family of which clothianidin is a member. Here's what they found:

Study No. 1: Bees exposed to pesticides are getting lost.

Study No. 2: Bee colonies exposed to pesticides are smaller and the ratio of males to females is way off.

Study No. 3: The more pesticides bees are exposed to, the faster they die.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Wed Apr 11th, 2012 at 11:10:51 AM EST
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Those are just studies. I'm sure the agrochem industry will provide their own demonstrating no such thing, just as they always do when their filth is found to be poisonous.

And, worst comes to worst, they have an army of lobbyists deployed to ensure politicians do nothing.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Thu Apr 12th, 2012 at 03:11:23 AM EST
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Nope, the net is tightening.

What they will do, no doubt, is bring out some new "safe" molecules and kick the can down the road.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Thu Apr 12th, 2012 at 10:13:15 AM EST
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