Europe’s top food safety agency may be closer to nailing three old suspects for a mystery that goes back almost a decade: what’s been killing off honeybees? But there is still work to do.
For now, the European Food Safety Authority (EFDA) has concluded that three neonicotinoid class insecticides pose unacceptable hazards to bees. The three include clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam.
The three insecticides — approved for use in the United States — are said to damage bees by contaminating dust and collecting as residue on nectar and pollen, the new EFSA report says.
Post by plotthickens on Feb 1, 2013 21:10:13 GMT -5
High Fructose Corn Syrup. The insecticide was applied to the corn; the corn was made into HFCS; HFCS is cheaper than sugar; high-density commercial hives need caloric supplements to make it through the winter; beekepers used cheaper HFCS rather than the traditional sugar; bees showed signes of CCD that very year.
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