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Leaked document shows EPA allowed bee-toxic pesticide despite own scientists' red flags

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posted on Dec, 14 2010 @ 08:35 PM
Be sure to read the pdf at the source article...

or just click here (for the PDF):

here's a snippet from the end of the EPA report:

This product is toxic to aquatic invertebrates. Do not apply directly to water or to areas where
surface water is present or to intertidal areas below the mean high-water mark. Do not
contaminate water when cleaning equipment or disposing of equipment washwaters. Do not
apply where runoff is likely to occur. Runoff from treated areas may be hazardous to aquatic
organisms in neighboring areas. Apply this product only as specified on the label.
This chemical has properties and characteristics associated with chemicals detected in ground
water. The use of this chemical in areas where soils are permeable, particularly where the water
table is shallow, may result in ground water contamination.
This compound is toxic to birds and mammals. Treated clothianidin seeds exposed on soil
surface may be hazardous to birds and mammals. Cover or collect clothianidin seeds spilled
during loading.
This compound is toxic to honey bees. The persistence of residues and potential residual toxicity
of Clothianidin in nectar and pollen suggests the possibility of chronic toxic risk to honey bee
larvae and the eventual instability of the hive.

This is madness.....

edit on Tue, 14 Dec 2010 20:40:04 -0600 by JacKatMtn because: add.. (for the PDF)

posted on Dec, 14 2010 @ 08:39 PM
reply to post by wayouttheredude

Are you also aware while we are spraying our crops (of which our livestock in turn eat and we humans in turn eat them).....these pesticides are not only made in China and killing our bees for which are vital to our food chain but China is buying up big our farms....of course they would'nt dare use their own pesticides, right?

hello, red bell

posted on Dec, 14 2010 @ 08:44 PM
More words of wisdom from my grandfather.. who I didnt bother listening to when I was a kid. He said the person who controls the food controls the people. He was talking about tribal issues. Well.. yep... it applies here too. If the food is controlled and we are unable to produce sufficient quantities of our own due to the bee pops being decimated or gone completely.. whomever has the GM food will control us all. If we can not produce our own through govt legislation and this meddling with nature we are truly screwed as a civilization.

I was speaking on this weeks ago.. we had a great bat population as well here. We had bat boxes and things for bee and butterflies by our gardens. Within one year our bats were GONE. Then the bees disappeared..and last year very very few butterflies. I was shocked that the bats just disappeared. The exchange said it was a disease related kill but if so.. where are the bodies? I had whole colonies of browns.. none now. Our mosquito population absolutely exploded and we had the city spraying that junk everywhere. West Nile showed up last year too.

We've really messed our ecosystem up badly this time. I wonder if there is even a way back from this?

posted on Dec, 15 2010 @ 04:25 AM
reply to post by JacKatMtn

Thanks for that.

Note how they said "This ... is toxic to birds and mammals. ... is toxic to honey bees."

Hmmm. Honey bees is a bit specific, no? Might they not have instead said something like "... is toxic to flying insects"..?? That would have been truer to the style and vocabulary choices of the rest of the body of text.

They seem to have done quite a bit of research into how this chemical might affect a honey bee colony. They don't seem to have included any details about how it would affect the breeding habits of field mice, voles or foxes?

Secondary effects in terms of destroying hives from the inside out appear deliberate imho.

posted on Dec, 15 2010 @ 04:34 AM
reply to post by Advantage

Don't know where in the world you are, but we're seeing similar trends here in the UK. I asked my brother "do you remember the last time you saw a honey bee?" and he had a terrible expression of confusion as he realised he simply couldn't remember. We had loads of butterflies, wasps and bees a year or so back, but this year we've seen hardly any. I've seen two butterflies, one wasp, and no bees - In the whole of 2010. Bloody terrifying really...

Seeding the atmosphere and food chain with pollutants, lobbying to produce changes in legislation (no organics, no homegrown crops, no vitamins and supplements soon) - making sure that the situation of control you outline above comes into fruition (definitely no pun intended). The ultimate in greed/ evil selfishness from the elites at the 'top of the food chain' as they probably joke amongst themselves.

It will blow up in their faces one day.

'No bread? Well then, let them eat Monsanto'...

posted on Dec, 15 2010 @ 05:12 AM
In Australia we see so few butterflies and what honey bees I do see are dying. Pesticides used in Australia have already been banned in the USA, UK and Europe. Most Australians are aware of whats going on by NO ONE is doing anything about it.

Large Chinese companies are already buying up farms especially in WA, QLD and Tasmania.

posted on Dec, 15 2010 @ 01:34 PM
reply to post by JacKatMtn

Thanks for linking to the source PDF file. I had missed that in my haste to get this news item posted. It is so important for us to know this stuff so when I hear them call Ashange a terrorist instead of what he is a journalist it makes me fume. We need this kind of info leaked to we can turn this situation around hopefully.

posted on Dec, 15 2010 @ 10:34 PM
reply to post by bluemirage5

That is so sad. We are missing a lot of honey bees in the US we are not going to see a quick recovery but a lot of people are suddenly keeping bees. There is intense grass roots interest in bee keeping due to their distress.

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