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Governments fail to act on pesticide threat to honeybee pollinators

October 2, 2012
J. D. Heyes
9/30/2012

A noted environmental writer for a top British newspaper is questioning why governments aren’t doing more to protect honeybee pollinators from a pesticide that is dramatically thinning the numbers of queen bees in many hives.

Damian Carrington, of The Guardian, has written recently that a growing body of evidence indicates that common crop pesticides “have been shown for the first time to seriously harm bees by damaging their renowned ability to navigate home.”

This new research indicates there is a strong link between the pesticides and a dramatic decline in the numbers of honey bees both in the United States and United Kingdom to the tune of about 50 percent in the last 25 years alone.

“The losses pose a threat to food supplies as bees pollinate a third of the food we use such as tomatoes, beans, apples and strawberries,” he wrote.

And now… the rest of the story. …..
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