07 Oct '17, 2pm

75% of World's Honey Laced With Pesticides

Raising further concerns about the global food production system, a new study found that bees worldwide are being widely exposed to dangerous agricultural chemicals, with 75 percent of honey samples from six continents testing positive for pesticides known to harm pollinators. "What this shows is the magnitude of the contamination," the study's lead author, Edward Mitchell, a biology professor at the University of Neuchatel in Switzerland, told the Denver Post. He said there were "relatively few places where we did not find any" contaminated samples. For the study , published in the journal Science, Mitchell's team of researchers examined nearly 200 samples for the five most commonly used neonicotinoid pesticides or neonics. They found: in North America, 86 percent of samples from contained one or more neonicotinoid; in Asia, 80 percent; in Europe (where there is a partial...

Full article: https://www.ecowatch.com/honey-pesticides-global-24940578...

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