Page 1 of 1

Author:  Dirt Doctor [ Sat Feb 18, 2012 5:49 am ]
Post subject:  Neonicotinoids

When the CCD Working Team began testing hives for pesticides, they found an overwhelming chemical cocktail, concluding that “the 98 pesticides and metabolites detected….in bee pollen alone represented a remarkably high level for toxicants in the food of brood and adults.”

Use of neonicotinoids, a particular class of agricultural chemicals, has exploded in recent years, not only as a sprayed pesticide but also as coatings on GMO seed. The chemicals have been directly linked to massive honeybee deaths in Europe. And sub-lethal and chronic doses of these pesticides, while not killing the bees outright, cause systemic symptoms eerily similar to those affected by CCD: memory loss, navigation disruption, paralysis and death.

http://www.treehugger.com/clean-technol ... s-ban.html
http://www.i-sis.org.uk/banNeonicotinoi ... neybee.php
http://www.beyondpesticides.org/pollina ... micals.htm
http://www.change.org/petitions/help-be ... pesticides

Page 1 of 1 All times are UTC - 6 hours
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group