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GRIST: EPA Won’t Restrict Bee-Killing Chemical

Tom Philpott, the senior food and agriculture writer, for Grist.org, did an exceptional job of breaking down the timeline and story behind the chemical that is causing colony collapse disorder in bees: http://www.grist.org/article/food-2010-12-10-leaked-documents-show-epa-allowed-bee-toxic-pesticide-/ ...

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Scientist: Pesticides ‘First and Foremost’ in Bee Decline

Reese Halter is a biologist at California Luthern University and author of The Incomparable Honeybee and the Economics of Pollination. Contact him through www.drreese.com. His interview, published today in Australia, reaffirms his belief that synthetic nicotine pesticides used to kill grubs in lawns are the "first and foremost" culprit in colony collapse disorder of bees: http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/20 ...

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Bee Study Bogus? Most Likely

Like the proverbial broken record, we've been ranting about the pesticide responsible for the bee-killing phenomenon known as Colony Collapse Disorder: http://www.safelawns.org/blog/index.php/2009/09/imidacloprid-what-you-must-know-now/. And like the wobbly counter-puncher who won't give up, the pesticide industry keeps trotting out other potential reasons for the bees' demise since 2006. One such story tha ...

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Press Release: Bee Dangers Worse Than Expected

Here is a Press Release issued today, August 2, 2010 by the Coalition against Bayer Dangers (Germany) Imidacloprid: Long-term risks undervalued Best-selling pesticide worldwide / New study published in Toxicology / Substance linked with bee deaths in various countries / Ban demanded For many years environmental groups and beekeepers´ organizations have been pushing for a ban on neonicotinoid pesticides whic ...

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Bee Deaths: Two Films Reinforce Same Conclusion

It's been almost exactly three years since some impulsive research led me to David Hackenberg. I had just watched an advertisement for grub control for lawns and the punchline stated that "one application lasts 12 months." Compulsively suspect of chemical pesticides, I cringed when I thought of a substance that would persist in the soil for a year. "How can that possibly be a good thing?" I said aloud to my ...

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‘Nicotine Bees’ Documentary Explains Colony Collapse

It's been three years since SafeLawns first published its conclusion that Colony Collapse Disorder in bees was linked to a chemical pesticide known as imidacloprid. The deduction, as one beekeeper states in the movie 'Nicotine Bees," is so simple "a fifth grader can figure it out." Of course, the American government still claims not to know why bees are disappearing at increasingly frightening rates each ye ...

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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 m ...

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Further Evidence Implicates Pesticides in Bee Deaths

The University of Florida recently released research that begins to shed more light on the connection between pesticides and colony collapse disorder in bees. Beyond Pesticides posted this article today on its web site: (Beyond Pesticides, November 3, 2009) Research by scientists at the University of Florida (UF) links Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), the widespread disappearance of honey bees that has kille ...

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What’s Killing the Bees

As the kickoff speaker yesterday for the American Horticultural Society's day-long event in Alexandria, Va., I was greeted by a warmly receptive audience on a glorious sweltering day. Asked to stick around for questions, I was immediately challenged about a statement that I made during my presentation: "The common insecticide imidacloprid, commonly sold as Merit, is responsible for colony collapse disorder ...

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