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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Controversy Deepens Over Pesticides and Bee Collapse

Bees pollinate the food supply. If the food supply is threatened, human survival is also threatened.
A controversial new study of honeybee deaths has deepened a bitter dispute over whether the developed world’s most popular pesticides are causing an ecological catastrophe. Researchers led by biologist Chensheng Lu of Harvard University report a direct link between hive health and dietary exposure to imidacloprid, a so-called neonicotinoid pesticide linked to colony collapse disorder, the mysterious and massive die-off of bees across North America and Europe.
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