Monday, August 18, 2008

Pesticides Killing Honey Bees?

WASHINGTON - August 18 - The Natural Resources Defense Council filed a lawsuit today to uncover critical information that the US government is withholding about the risks posed by pesticides to honey bees. NRDC legal experts and a leading bee researcher are convinced that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has evidence of connections between pesticides and the mysterious honey bee die-offs reported across the country. The phenomenon has come to be called “colony collapse disorder,” or CCD, and it is already proving to have disastrous consequences for American agriculture and the $15 billion worth of crops pollinated by bees every year.

It should be noted that earlier this year in France, a massive die off was attributed to Bayer Chemical products made to coat seeds of plants that make the plants poisonous to insects was blamed on a collapse of honey bees there.

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