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So, basically, we don't know yet what the problem is. Of course, it may be Monsanto, but that company is an easy target to attack. Should we wait a bit until we find out what's wrong before we fix it?
France banned a neonicotinoid pesticide made by Swiss agrochemicals group Syngenta in June, citing evidence of a threat to the country's bees. A report last month, however, said that the original research was flawed.
“My guess is that the decline of bees is like a jigsaw -there are probably a lot of pieces to put into place. This is probably a very important piece of that jigsaw,” lead author Richard Gill told Reuters of the findings about pesticides.
In a separate commentary in Nature, Juliet Osborne of the University of Exeter in England said the study underscored the need to understand all factors that may contribute to harm bees and to “Colony Collapse Disorder”.
“For example, we have as yet no convincing demonstration of the relative effects of pesticides on bee colonies compared to the effects of parasites, pathogens and foraging resources,” she wrote.
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
Between the Bee's colony collapse syndrome and the Bats dying off from their white plague, that covers 2 MAJOR index species in the world. Now if we just see frogs start dying off, we'll know out days may be numbered. (err....yeah...I know about the frogs too )
Originally posted by watchitburn
I think it is Monsanto, that is engineering new bees to replace the lost ones.
Our corporate overlords will take care of us.