06 Apr '12, 2pm

Pesticides and High Fructose Corn Syrup Recreate "Classic" Colony Collapse Disorder in Experiments

While pesticide maker Bayer CropScience may keep denying it , the evidence keeps mounting up that imidacloprid, a neonicotinoid pesticide, is having a massive influence on the plight of our honeybees. From researchers in Indiana finding a clear link between bee deaths and neonicotinoid exposure in agricultural settings through recent studies showing that minute doses of insecticides lead to increased vulnerability to parasites , the headlines have not been looking good for the pesticide industry. Just last week we saw two studies published showing non-lethal doses of neonicotinoids disrupting bees navigational behavior and ability to reproduce . So we should take very seriously the news, reported over at mongabay, that Harvard researchers have literally recreated classic cases of Colony Collapse Disorder by treating bees with minute doses of Bayer's imidacloprid : Past res...

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