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Wik-Bee Leaks: EPA Document Shows It Knowingly Allowed Pesticide That Kills Honey Bees

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posted on Dec, 14 2010 @ 02:52 PM
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Wik-Bee Leaks: EPA Document Shows It Knowingly Allowed Pesticide That Kills Honey Bees


[url=http://www.fastcompany.com/1708896/wiki-bee-leaks-epa-document-reveals-agency-knowingly-allowed-use-of-bee-toxic-pesticide]www.fastcompany.com[/u rl]

The world honey bee population has plunged in recent years, worrying beekeepers and farmers who know how critical bee pollination is for many crops. 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.

The document, which was leaked to a Colorado beekeeper, shows that the EPA has ignored warnings about the use of clothian
(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Dec, 14 2010 @ 02:52 PM
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Well ladies and gentlemen. This just goes to show you that we are just wasting money on regulatory bodies in this country.
We may as well just be flushing money down the toilet.

And why am I not surprised that Bayer is involved. First they give aids to people in france. First Frogs now they are killing bees.

clothianidin a pesticide they knew was fatal to bees. But they went ahead and released it anyways.

Freaking unbelievable.

[url=http://www.fastcompany.com/1708896/wiki-bee-leaks-epa-document-reveals-agency-knowingly-allowed-use-of-bee-toxic-pesticide]www.fastcompany.com[/u rl]
(visit the link for the full news article)
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posted on Dec, 14 2010 @ 02:53 PM
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hrmmmm.... looks like there is an error with the formating of the url tag.

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posted on Dec, 14 2010 @ 03:11 PM
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And they tried to act like it might be because of electomagnetic radiation all the while knowing exactly what the problem was. This is incredible. Really.



posted on Dec, 14 2010 @ 03:17 PM
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Hey buddy just because this is been proven to be one factor certainly doesn't mean it's the sole cause. It could very well be multi-factorial. Not merely the decline of bees but the rate of decline. Don't be so quick to rule out all other potential detrimental sources just because this one shows it does harm.

Peace.



posted on Dec, 14 2010 @ 03:20 PM
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Hey guys, there's a thread rolling on this issue, glad you picked up on it though.

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Dec, 14 2010 @ 03:22 PM
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Great article Grey580. Its terrible to learn that the EPA is run by a bunch of jerks that are letting our honey bees be killed. I wonder if Bayer is putting money in their pockets under the table. The people in the EPA that let this happen need to be fired and prosecuted for killing hundreds of millions or billions of honey bees here in the USA which caused many bee farmers to loose their incomes and made it hard for others to get their crops pollenated so that they could make money on their crops.

ANY FARMER in the USA that uses this chemical called "clothianidin" on his fields in 2011 and beyond needs to be prosecuted also.

More info from your source of "Wik-Bee Leaks: EPA Document Shows It Knowingly Allowed Pesticide That Kills Honey Bees BY Ariel SchwartzFri Dec 10, 2010":

"The document, which was leaked to a Colorado beekeeper, shows that the EPA has ignored warnings about the use of clothianidin, a pesticide produced by Bayer that mainly is used to pre-treat corn seeds. The pesticide scooped up $262 million in sales in 2009 by farmers, who also use the substance on canola, soy, sugar beets, sunflowers, and wheat, according to Grist."

"Clothianidin has already been banned by Germany, France, Italy, and Slovenia for its toxic effects. So why won't the EPA follow? The answer probably has something to do with the American affinity for corn products. But without honey bees, our entire food supply is in trouble."






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posted on Dec, 14 2010 @ 03:29 PM
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The search function on this site blows. I did a search before posting and i didn't get a relative result.

thanks.



posted on Dec, 19 2010 @ 07:11 AM
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Why do people act like they are hearing these things for the first time and that it's all coming from WikiLeaks? Much has been published about this already! Others have "leaked" information before WL came on the scene---they didn't call it "leaks"----they called it research and conclusions. Much has already been said about this chemical clothianidin the past couple of years. Much has been published.

Now, even though WikiLeaks comes on the scene and once more alerts people to this problem....what does it change? Where is the correction that is needed? We have already done that. People have talked and published till they are blue in the face. Where is it getting us? Are the WL leaks a final recap of all the travesties? Is this the last warning to sit up and take notice? Is this the last trumpet blast?

I think the changes will have to come from individuals. Stop supporting the chemical companies. Stop supporting agencies that pretend to have the greater good of the environment as agenda when the only real agenda is favors and profits. And also, the individuals who want to see change must BE the change. And how do we do that? By looking for alternative solutions to the problem that do not consider the use of toxic chemicals. Natural methods. Learning to live within the confines of nature.

If we fail to make these changes and to seek alternative natural means that are in harmony with nature...then the only alternative...and the one that they are leading up to...will be genetic enhancement and modification of the survivors. (Are the survivors just genetically 'lucky' or are they just more aggressive at the expense of others?) The "inferiors" will be killed off or allowed to slowly die off.

What follows the bees and the insects will soon follow for human beings!





Is there an environment the EPA actually protects?

Much has been written in recent weeks about the unconditional EPA registration of the neonicotinoid clothianidin in spite of insufficient testing. Many classes of wildlife are at risk from this insecticide including fish and aquatic invertebrates, birds and mammals, amphibians and marine mollusks, and of course terrestrial invertebrates. If you’ve got the time and patience you can read the EPA documents which were leaked to a Colorado beekeeper at www.panna.org... Although called a memo, it runs 101 pages.

Nothing in this document is surprising. In fact, it is exactly what I wrote about in my master’s thesis. Clothianidin is just one of many popular pesticides that have received the green light from the EPA in spite of research that shows they cause significant harm to honey bee larvae. While the EPA requires testing on adult honey bees only, the real damage is being done at the larval stages through contaminated pollen. And believe me on this: no larvae means no adults.
www.honeybeesuite.com...


EPA ---no thanks. "I waive the (so called) 'benefits'."



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