Tag Archives: bee decline

Study says insecticide used with GM corn highly toxic to bees

By Iowa Sierra Club

New research should nail the coffin lid shut on a toxic bee-killing pesticide; Entire food chain found to be contaminated, from soil to pollen to dead bees.

The Sierra Club calls on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to immediately suspend the registration of the insecticide clothianidin, based on new scientific evidence of extensive contamination in bees and soil.

On January 3, 2012, scientists at Purdue University documented major adverse impacts from clothianidin, used as a seed treatment in corn, on honey bee health. The results showed clothianidin present in foraging areas long after treated seed has been planted.

The study raises questions about the long term survival of this major pollinator.

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Bee Listening! Food Chain Radio

By Food Chain Radio

They say bees provide for thirty percent of the food we eat.  They also say more than thirty percent of our bee colonies are collapsing.  This thirty percent business leads us to ask…

Could what is happening to bees happen to us?   

This Saturday at 9am Pacific, the Food Chain Radio show with Michael Olson hosts Lynne Bottazo of Amen Bee Products at the Monterey Bay Certified Farmers Market for a conversation about the health of our bees.  (Food Chain Radio #732)

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