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Who Killed the Bees? Pesticides, risk and the politics of knowledge

Who Killed the Bees? Pesticides, risk and the politics of knowledge | TopicBugs | Scoop.it

The UK government was one of a minority of states that voted against the EU ban on insecticides said to be responsible for desecrating the honeybee population. Its rejection of a precautionary approach to this issue suggests that deep public anxiety about risks associated with technological and scientific ‘progress’ is justified, writes Dr Richie Nimmo


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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, October 18, 2013 8:22 AM

According to a blog from the University of Manchester, England, there is a direct correlation between pesticide use and the decrease in the bee population.

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Mass Poisonings Devastate African Wildlife, Incite “Urgent Measures ...

Mass Poisonings Devastate African Wildlife, Incite “Urgent Measures ... | TopicBugs | Scoop.it
The illegal poisoning of wildlife is certainly not endemic to Africa- it happens almost everywhere. But it's the scale of the poisoning, which as one of my colleagues recently noted is 'a holocaust on the entire animal Kingdom'.
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