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US Approves Bee Death Pesticide as EU Bans It Wednesday

Posted by on Sep. 13, 2013 at 1:07 PM
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Insanity: US Approves Bee Death Pesticide as EU Bans It Wednesday, May 15, 2013 Corporate politics is business as usual inside the United States, as I am once again shocked to report the EPA has sided with industry lobbyists over public health in approving a highly dangerous pesticide that the European Union recently decided to ban over fears of environmental devastation. Insanity - US Approves Bee Death Pesticide as EU Bans ItNot only have neonicotinoid pesticides been linked repeatedly to mass bee deaths, also known as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), but the continued use of such pesticides threatens other aspects of nature (and humans) as well. What’s even more amazing is that the decision not only comes after the EU publicly discussed the major dangers surrounding the use of the pesticides, but after the USDA released a report surrounding the continued honeybee deaths and the related effects — a report in which they detailed pesticides to be a contributing factor. Just the impact on the honeybees alone, and we now know that these pesticides are killing aquatic life and subsequently the birds that feed upon them, amounts to a potential $200 billion in global damages per year. We’re talking about the devastation of over 100 crops, from apples to avocados and plums. And there’s countless scientists and a large number of environmental science groups speaking out on this. The EPA has no lack of information the subject. And sure, there are other contributing factors to bee deaths, there’s no question about that. We have an environment right now being hit with Monsanto’s Roundup even in residential areas, we have chemical rain, we have insane amounts of EMF — but it’s pretty clear that neonicotinoid pesticides are at least a major contributing factor. And beyond that, they have no place in the food supply to begin with. The Pesticide Action Network (PAN) details the EU ban that came right before the EPA acceptance of the death-linked pesticide: “The EU vote comes after significant findings by the European Food Safety Agency that these pesticides pose an unacceptable risk to bees and their use should be restricted. Along with habitat loss and pathogens, a growing body of science points to neonicotinoid pesticides as a key factor in drastically declining bee populations.” So why are they approving this pesticide to now pollute the United States in what potentially amounts to an even larger capacity than the EU? A move that will ultimately escalate the price of food worldwide due to the likely nature of continued bee deaths and subsequent crop impact? That’s the power of phony corporate science. Source: Natural Society Related: Bee Venom Can Kill HIV, Study Says EU Announces Potential Ban on Neonicotinoid Pesticides Chemicals Banned in Europe Still Make their Way into US Foods Read more at: http://www.whydontyoutrythis.com/2013/05/insanity-us-approves-bee-death-pesticide-as-eu-bans-it.html

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NWP
by guerrilla girl on Sep. 13, 2013 at 1:26 PM

:(

erika9009
by Bronze Member on Sep. 13, 2013 at 1:44 PM

BUMP!

Sekirei
by Nari Trickster on Sep. 13, 2013 at 1:45 PM

>.< :(

fireangel5
by Gold Member on Sep. 13, 2013 at 8:26 PM

We are just backwards. 

meriana
by Platinum Member on Sep. 13, 2013 at 10:27 PM
We have a LOT of wild blackberries on our property. We keep cutting them down due to their ability to take over every ounce of ground there is. For all that we've cut, we still have a ton of them. Usually we'd gather the large, plump, juicy berries for pies and when the kids were little and out playing they'd eat handfulls of them. Over the last few years, it seems that there have been fewer berries. This year, even though the blooms were plentiful, there are very few berries. The ones' that are there are very, very small and really not worth gathering. I haven't seen any bees this year. It's sad and scary
AtiFreeFalls
by Silver Member on Sep. 13, 2013 at 10:33 PM

 :(

We lived in a duplex where the landlord came to collect the rent every month.  He was a very nice man, and noticed that there were hundreds of bees in our rosebushes one spring.  They weren't aggressive.  We walked through a cloud of them to get to the car almost every day and never got stung, so I wasn't worried about it.  He said he would send an exterminator and I said "No, please don't, they're not bothering us" and he insisted.  I was so relieved when he couldn't find their hive.

All I can do is vote with my dollars.  I buy more and more organic produce.  Local produce.  Produce that doesn't require large amounts of pesticides. 

4Poodle
by Member on Sep. 13, 2013 at 10:57 PM
RIP fresh fruits and veggies, tree nuts, and vines..
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