Two separate studies on birds and insects in Germany found the number of flying insects has declined by 76 percent over the past 27 years. There are
15 percent fewer birds than just twelve years ago. Pesticides in the U.S. alone kill An estimated 67 million birds yearly.
On a sunny day in June 2013, in Wilsonville, Oregon the bodies of dead bumble bees suddenly began to rain down on a shopping center parking lot. Pest
control operators that morning had sprayed 55 blooming linden trees with dinotefuran, also known as one of seven neonicotinoids ("neonics"). At end
of the week, some 50,000 bumble bees died—one of the largest native bee kills ever recorded. Neonicotinoids were first marketed mid-1990s as safer
alternatives to organophosphates and other pesticides being used and Today they are the most widely used class of insecticide in the world.
“Neonicotinoids are systemic however, and permeate every part of the plant, including its pollen and nectar,” (Michigan State University
entomologist David Smitley). Those compounds remain in a plant many weeks after treatment exposing Bees and other wildlife to harmful levels of
these chemicals months to years after an application,” (Aimée Code, pesticide program director, Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation).
Neonics also linger in the environment.
Pollinators are exposed to neonics not just on landscaping plants. Neonic-coated corn, soybean and canola seeds are sown on more than 100 million
acres a year across the United States and Canada.
The planet is for geoengineering a laboratory in which all life forms are now exposed to aerosol chemicals, metals, Sulphur dioxide SO2 and more, all
Similar to insecticides affecting insects, birds and fish, including killing trees, forests, and invites blame for the global masses of fish and birds
posted on Nov, 5 2008 @ 01:08 PM
For over a year, the media has been reporting about the dramatic loss of bees in Europe and North America. As many as 50% to 90% of the bee
populations have simply vanished, leaving their hives empty and forcing farmers to demand investigations to determine the cause.
At first it was only the honeybees that were decimated -- then the bumblebee populations began to disappear. Bumblebees are responsible for
pollinating an estimated 15 percent of all the crops grown in the U.S., worth $3 billion, particularly those raised in greenhouses. Those include
tomatoes, peppers and strawberries. The crisis was eventually given a name: Colony Collapse Disorder or CCD.
CCD is a "fake disease!"
But it now appears that a much more basic culprit has killed the bees -- Bayer Corporation. Colony Collapse Disorder is poisoning with a known insect
neurotoxin called Clothianidin, a pesticide manufactured by Bayer, which has been clearly linked to massive bee die offs in Germany and France.
Full Article here:
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Dr. Diana Post, Executive Director, Rachel Carson Council, Inc., George Mason University's Department of Biology conference [Sept.1998] on Wildlife,
Pesticides and People, scientists advocate Integrated Pest Management (IPM) by reducing chemical use as a mode of action for dealing with unwanted