03 Sep '13, 9pm

Company Kills Millions of Bees, Fined Just $1,500

Company Kills Millions of Bees, Fined Just $1,500

Care2 has featured a lot of stories on the devastation of colony collapse disorder and the numerous dangerous consequences of allowing bees to die. Although pesticides seem to be a pretty obvious cause of the problem , authorities have been hesitant to assign blame to any potential offenders. Finally, however, the government caught a company carelessly killing millions of bees and cracked down on it accordingly… to the tune of a minuscule $1,5000 . After years of unproven allegations, Ben Hill Griffin Inc., a generations-old citrus growing business in Frostproof, Florida, is the first in the state to be found guilty of wrongful spraying. On at least four occasions, Ben Hill Griffin Inc. sprayed illegal pesticides with the intention of killing psyllids, insects that can ravage citrus crops. However, the Imidacloprid present in the banned insecticide also destroyed millions ...

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