13 Apr '12, 8pm

New research on #ColonyCollapseDisorder and one more reason to avoid corn syrup:

New research on #ColonyCollapseDisorder and one more reason to avoid corn syrup:

MOTHER EARTH NEWS’s sister magazine Utne Reader has just published an excellent report on new evidence that the systemic neonicotinoid pesticides widely used to grow corn are one of the reasons so many honeybees and other pollinators are dying. One study has shown that neonicotinoid pesticides are so potent and persistent that residues are present in high fructose corn syrup that is sometimes fed to bees by commercial beekeepers. We should all write to the Environmental Protection Agency and demand that they cancel all registrations for neonicotinoid pesticides immediately. Utne’s report doesn’t tackle the huge question raised by this discovery of pesticide residues in corn syrup — What about the effects on humans who eat huge amounts of food containing corn syrup and many other corn products? Persistent, systemic pesticides simply have no place in food production. The rea...

Full article: http://www.motherearthnews.com/honeybees-beekeeping/neoni...

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