Honeybees & Pesticides

CEI_logo70by60“Perspectives on Honeybees & Pesticides,” by Angela Logomasini.honeybee_photobucket_thumb
If you believe the headlines, honeybees may soon be endangered, pesticides are to blame, and regulations offer an easy solution. Yet headlines belie the truth of the matter:  Some honeybees have left their hives to never return, but we really don’t know why. Referred to as “colony collapse disorder,” the disappearance of honeybee colonies raises concerns that it will be increasingly difficult to produce food without enough of these pollinators.  Ironically, the proposed “solutions” involving banning agro-technologies from pesticides to biotechnology, may do even more harm to agricultural production while not helping the honeybees at all. Read more here at SafeChemicalPolicy.org.

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