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Harvard study links neonicotinoids to colony collapse disorder

walterbyrd (182728) writes | about 6 months ago

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walterbyrd (182728) writes "For those that don't know about this, what happens is: bees, sometimes by the millions, fly off from their hives, and never come back. Such behavior has been unheard of until fairly recently. This starting happening soon after the widespread use of neonicotinoids.

This might be consistent with the way neonicotinoids work. Neonicotinoids do not directly kill the insects. Rather, neonicotinoids affect the nervous system of the insects, and the insect dies because it cannot take care of itself. It has been long theorized that bees with damaged nervous systems cannot navigate back to their hives.

Monsanto has been denying that their products have anything to do this."

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