French Warn of Consequences of Pesticides to Bees
In an ongoing saga that some feel impacts the future of the agriculture industry around the world, French beekeepers warned of the potential impacts of a controversial pesticide. Here’s the story: http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-02-17/french-beekeepers-warn-of-losses-because-of-new-bayer-pesticide.html
The French were the first to associate Colony Collapse Disorder of bees with a group of pesticides made from synthetic nicotine. Many of the pesticides were banned in that nation until recently, when a product known as Proteus received approval. Proteus has been approved for the past two years in the United States.