Saturday, October 24, 2009

Pesticides killing 60 per cent of honeybees...

The pesticides used in industrial agriculture may eventually undermine its very existence by destroying the honeybees upon which the system depends, experts are warning.

"When I was teaching at Humboldt State University in northern California 20 years ago, I invited a beekeeper to talk to my students," wrote former Environmental Protection Agency analyst Evaggelos Vallianatos on the Web site "He said that each time he took his bees to southern California to pollinate other farmers' crops, he would lose a third of his bees to sprays. In 2009, the loss ranges all the way to 60 percent." More...

Don't miss:

  1. Who killed all those honeybees?
  2. Where are the bees? Why are they dying?
  3. Bees vanishing because of Bayer pesticide?
  4. Our children will accuse us...

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