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 The Economist, March 31, 2014
▶  BEES AND INSECTICIDES:  SUBTLE POISON.  Evidence is Growing That Commonly Used Pesticides, Even When Employed Carefully, Are Bad For Bees. In the winter of 2006 beekeepers in America noticed something odd—lots of their hives were dying for no obvious reason." Evidence is growing that commonly used pesticides, even when employed carefully, are bad for bees (and that also means for us) http://www.economist.com/node/21551451?fsrc=scn/fb/wl/ar/subtlepoison

 

 

                                                      PHOTOS
                             On The Wing Photography, May 21, 2014
              WHEN ALL THE HIVES COLLAPSE WHERE WILL WE BEE? http://onthewingphotography.com/wings/2014/05/21/when-all-the-hives-collapse-where-will-we-bee/

 

 

 

Summit Voice, May 11, 2014
▶  SMOKING GUN IN HONEY BEE DIE-OFF? http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/05/11/environment-smoking-gun-in-honey-bee-die-off/

 

                                                      PHOTOS
                             On The Wing Photography, May 21, 2014
              WHEN ALL THE HIVES COLLAPSE WHERE WILL WE BEE? http://onthewingphotography.com/wings/2014/05/21/when-all-the-hives-collapse-where-will-we-bee/

 

 

Scientific American, May 13, 2014
▶  ENVIRONMENTALISTS DUE U.S. GOVERNMENT TO LIST DISAPPEARING BUMBLE BEE AS ENDANGERED. Bumble bees pollinate a wide variety of plants and crops and are used commercially by farmers to help grow tomatoes in greenhouses. Scientists ascribe the dwindling population to threats including disease, habitat destruction and pesticides. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/environmentalists-sue-to-list-bumble-bee-as-endangered/

 

January 27, 2012 NBC News, Science
▶ PESTICIDE LEAVES BEES MORE SUSCEPTIBLE TO A DEBILITATING VIRUS, NEW RESEARCH SHOWS http://www.nbcnews.com/id/46167215/ns/technology_and_science-science/#.UfMBn1Pc-RQ

 

 Guardian Environment, May 09, 2014

▶  HONEYBEES ABANDONING HIVES, MILLIONS DYING DUE TO INSECTICIDE USE, RESEARCH STUDY FINDS Harvard study shows neonicotionoids are devastating colonies by triggerring colony collapse disorder http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/may/09/honeybees-dying-insecticide-harvard-study

 

  -▶ STARVING HIVES ! BEES EXPOSED TO INSECTICIDES, SUCH AS NEONICOTINOIDS, ARE UNABLE TO GATHER ENOUGH POLLEN DOOMING THEIR YOUNG TO DIE http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/starving-hives-bees-exposed-to-systemic-pesticides-are-unable-to-gather-enough-pollen-neonicotinoids-kill-honeybees.php

 

Buzz About Bees, April 29, 2014
 -▶ 80,000 BEE COLONIES POISONED IN CALIFORNIA DURING ALMOND POLLINATION - THE DEVASTATING BEE DIE-OFF
http://www.buzzaboutbees.net/Bee-Colonies-Poisoned-in-California.html

 

 June 24, 2013 EcoWatch

▶ 50,000 BUMBLEBEES, 300 COLONIES DEAD AFTER NEONICOTINOID PESTICIDE USE IN OREGON, USA  http://ecowatch.com/2013/50000-bumblebees-dead-neonicotinoid-pesticide/

 

June 26, 2013 Owensound SunTimes
▶ ALMOST 40 MILLION BEES LOST FROM ELMWOOD FARM, CANADA http://www.owensoundsuntimes.com/2013/06/26/almost-40-million-bees-lost-from-elmwood-farm

 

27 March 2013 - Seed Daily

 ▶ USA REGULATORS UNDER FIRE OVER RISKY PESTICIDES THAT PUT PEOPLE AND VALUABLE CROP POLLINATORS, LIKE BEES, IN PERIL http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/US_regulators_under_fire_over_bee-toxic_pesticides_999.html

 

July 26, 2013 Tree Hugger
▶ SCIENTISTS DISCOVER ANOTHER CAUSE OF BEE DEATHS, AND IT'S REALLY BAD NEWS http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/scientists-discover-another-cause-bee-deaths-and-its-really-bad-news.html

 

January 13, 2012 Guardian Environment
▶ HONEYBEE DIE-OFF NEARING A 'CRITICAL POINT'

Of particular concern is a group of pesticides, chemically similar to nicotine, called neonicotinoids (neonics for short), and one in particular called clothianidin. Instead of being sprayed, neonics are used to treat seeds, so that they're absorbed by the plant's vascular system, and then end up attacking the central nervous systems of bees that come to collect pollen. Virtually all of today's genetically engineered Bt corn is treated with neonics... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/jan/13/honeybee-problem-critical-point?intcmp=122

 

March 29, 2012 BBC News -
 ▶ PESTICIDES HIT QUEEN BEE NUMBERS: Some of the world's most commonly used pesticides are killing bees by damaging their ability to navigate and reducing numbers of queens, research suggests http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17535769

 

January 13, 2012 Grist
ARE PESTICIDES PUSHING HONEYBEES PAST THE TIPPING POINT? http://grist.org/food/2012-01-13-honey-bees-problem-nearing-a-critical-point

 

Feb 13, 2013 - National Geographic

 ▶ ARE HONEYBEES LOSING THEIR WAY? Pesticides can take a toll on their memory and communication skills, and a combo of chemicals turns out to be far more hazardous....  http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/13/130213-honeybee-pesticide-insect-behavior-science/

 

                                         SILENCING THE SCIENTIST

             TARGETED BY HERBICIDE FIRM SYNGENTA - ALTRAZINE

                                                http://sco.lt/8VIcAz

 

BAYER RAKED IN $1 BILLION IN 2010 WITH BEE-KILLING PESTICIDES (BIG MONEY DRIVE EXTINCTION) http://sco.lt/5w7FMv

 

PESTICIDE LOBBY SPENDS MILLIONS TO DEFEND CHEMICALS TIED TO BEE DEATHS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/29/pesticide-lobby-bees_n_2980870.html

 

FastCompany Co.Exist
 ▶ HOW PESTICIDES ARE CONTRIBUTING TO COLONY COLLAPSE DISORDER http://www.fastcoexist.com/1679135/how-pesticides-are-contributing-to-colony-collapse-disorder

 

January 28, 2013  American Bee Journal
 ▶ PESTICIDES AND THEIR INVOLVEMENT IN COLONY COLLAPSE DISORDER : DISTILLING RECENT RESEARCH http://www.extension.org/pages/60318/pesticides-and-their-involvement-in-colony-collapse-disorder

 

▶ OUR GMO CORNFIELDS ARE TOO QUIET - ALL LIFE CHEMICALLY EXTERMINATED - EXCEPT THE GENE-ALTERED CORN http://sco.lt/6przzF

 

January 17, 2012 Mother Jones
▶ IS YOUR GARDEN PESTICIDE KILLING BEES? http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2012/01/bee-killing-pesticides-not-just-corn-fields

 

 ▶ DOMESTICATED AND WILD BEES ARE BOTH IN TROUBLE - PESTICIDE INDUSTRY IN DENIAL http://sco.lt/95yplJ

 

                                                        VIDEO:

                             WHAT IF THE BEES STOP BUZZING?

                                             http://sco.lt/7SKVBh

 

 

February 22, 2012 On Earth Magazine
▶ BEES: JUST WHAT DO THEY POLLINATE.  A CASE FOR GROWING LOCALLY  http://www.onearth.org/article/the-latest-buzz-on-bees

 

▶ 700,000x LETHAL DOSE OF PESTICIDES FOUND IN BEES http://sco.lt/8DQnqr

 

June 27, 2013 EcoWatch

▶ SCIENTISTS CALL FOR END TO COSMETIC INSECTICIDE ON CITY/COUNTY LANDS AFTER BUMBLEBEE GENOCIDE IN OREGON http://ecowatch.com/2013/end-cosmetic-insecticideafter-bumblebee-genocide/

 

 ▶ INSECTICIDE 'UNACCEPTABLE' DANGER TO BEES AND FOOD, REPORT FINDS  http://sco.lt/7X1YrB

 

                                          BATTLE FOR THE BEES:

                          Dying Bees Raise Alarm For Humans

                                        EUROPE BANS PESTICIDE

                                            http://sco.lt/8QOFgv

 

 ▶ HOW DO NEONICOTINOIDS WORK? http://www.buzzaboutbees.net/how-do-neonicotinoids-work.html

 

 ▶ NOT JUST THE BEES: BAYER'S PESTICIDE MAY HARM BIRDS TOO http://sco.lt/8zDFvF

 

 ▶ MONARCH BUTTERFLY MIGRATION PLUNGES - THE PERFECT STORM; GMO CROPS, PESTICIDES AND EXTREME WEATHER http://sco.lt/6JKCR7

 

 - ▶ PESTICIDES ARE KILLING OUR PLANET, DECIMATING POLLINATORS, DRAGONFLIES AND OTHER AQUATIC INSECTS, AND YOU http://sco.lt/5XzNlx

 

- ▶ IT'S TIME THE PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL INDUSTRY OWNED UP: THE WORLD'S MOST POPULAR PESTICIDES ARE CAUSING AN ECOLOGICAL CATASTROPHE http://sco.lt/7qvjPt

 

 

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Treehugger, March 06, 2014
 ▶ A SILENT EPIDEMIC OF NEUROTOXINS IS THREATENING OUR CHILDREN'S BRAINS http://www.treehugger.com/health/silent-epidemic-neurotoxins-threatening-our-childrens-brains.html

 

 April 2, 2013 Common Dreams
 ▶ AUTISM AND DISAPPEARING BEES: A COMMON DENOMINATOR? http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/04/02

 

 ▶ FOOD ALLERGIES, CANCER, ILL HEALTH LINKED TO PESTICIDES http://sco.lt/4megAz

 

 ▶ STRONG REPORT FROM PEDIATRICIANS:  PESTICIDES HARM CHILDREN'S DEVELOPMENT:  Bad for adult brains, too http://sco.lt/8g7Daz

 

July 6, 2013 Taipei Times

 ▶ EXCESSIVE PESTICIDE FOUND ON PEAS, BEANS, PEPPERS http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2013/07/06/2003566477

 

 ▶ MOMS PESTICIDE EXPOSURE RAISES RISK OF INFANT LEUKEMIA http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/newscience/2012/10/2013-0121-pesticides-permethrin-womb-leukemia/

 

 ▶ THOUSANDS OF DYING FARMERS IN SRI LANKA: STUDIES LINKS KIDNEY DISEASE TO AGROCHEMICALS http://sco.lt/6gKuMT

 

February 8, 2012 Food Integrity Campaign
 ▶ DROWNING IN HERBICIDE: MONSANTO IGNORES HEALTH CONCERNS http://www.foodwhistleblower.org/blog/23-2012/286-drowning-in-herbicide-monsanto-ignores-health-concerns

 

 ▶ WHAT PESTICIDE EXPOSURE IS DOING TO YOUR BODY http://sco.lt/7IKHmD

 

May 6, 2013 Guardian Environment

 ▶ GUADELOUPE AND MARTINIQUE THREATENED AS PESTICIDE CONTAMINATES FOOD CHAIN http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/may/07/guadeloupe-economy-theatened-pesticides-pollution

 

 ▶ THE SPERM COUNT OF FRENCH MEN FELL BY A THIRD DUE TO ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMICAL EXPOSURES  http://sco.lt/8mDKuP

 

 ▶ THINK THOSE CHEMICALS AND PESTICIDES IN YOUR FOOD HAVE BEEN TESTED?  http://sco.lt/7QxMob

 

 

                                                  --- WATCH --

                                                  VIDEO (3:56)

                      MONSANTO OWNS THE BEES, GUESS WHO'S NEXT http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=fJE1TyKQdgg

 

 

                               THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE: 

               New Charges Against Monsanto's "Pesticide" Roundup 

                                         http://sco.lt/63470L

 

 ▶ PESTICIDE/CHEMICAL REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE, ECOSYSTEMS AND FOOD CHAIN http://sco.lt/6VkkXB

 

                                                      WATCH:

                                 FROGS:  THE THIN GREEN LINE

                                     A World Without Amphibians

                                             http://sco.lt/6pPisL

 

 

                                                   --- WATCH ---

                THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO  (FULL LENGTH)

                           THE LEADER OF THE BIOTECH CHEMICAL CARTEL

                                            http://sco.lt/7CoHSb

 

 

 ▶ THE GLOBAL CHEMICAL BIOTECH CARTEL - AN UNPRECEDENTED POWER OVER WORLD FOOD SUPPLY http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1716244040/the-global-chemical-biotech-cartel-an-unprecedented-power-over-world-agriculture-and-human-health

 

                                         A MUST SEE VIDEO FOR ALL

                                     DAVID SUZUKI, GENETICIST:

"WHAT ARE ROUNDUP READY AND Bt PESTICIDE GMO CROPS?

                                                 http://sco.lt/5n6cuP

 

 

 MORE ON PESTICIDES AND BEES http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?q=BEES+PESTICIDES


Via David Rowing