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Slashdot – EPA Knowingly Allowed Pesticide That Kills Bees

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EPA Knowingly Allowed Pesticide That Kills Bees on Tuesday December 14, @12:02AM

Posted by Soulskill on Tuesday December 14, @12:02AM
from the how-could-that-bee dept.

hether writes “The mystery of the disappearing bees has been baffling scientists for years and now we get another big piece in the puzzle. From Fast Company: ‘A number of theories have popped up as to why the North American honey bee population has declined — electromagnetic radiation, malnutrition, and climate change have all been pinpointed. Now a leaked EPA document reveals that the agency allowed the widespread use of a bee-toxic pesticide, despite warnings from EPA scientists.’ Now environmentalists and bee keepers are calling for an immediate ban of the pesticide clothianidin, sold by Bayer Crop Science under the brand name Poncho.”

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