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Why don't Bees Sneeze?

Friday, 11 May 12 Sunny 27°C / 81°F

I even get near pollen and I’m sneezing like crazy. Bees can wallow in it and no problem.

Seriously, I’m a bit concerned about the latest studies related to Colony Collapse Disorder and the discovery of significant amounts of neonicotinoids in the dead bees. Neonicotinoids is an insecticide which Bayer manufactures. Bayer is adamant that the study was flawed and there is no link to Colony Collapse. (Tobacco doesn’t cause cancer either). I listened to the rebuttal by the Bayer scientist that developed the compound. I find it difficult to take this scientist serious, especially since a significant part of his income is royalties from the insecticide in question. Maybe Monsanto can develop a gene which eliminates the need for bees.

Comments

  • SneIrish

    SneIrish wrote:

    There is a petition being circulated by AVAAZ to ask Bayer to stop the use of this compound in its products. You can find more info and/or sign the petition here:
    http://www.avaaz.org/en/bayer_save_the_bees/?fpPXbdb&pv=30

    Posted on 12 May 12 (over 2 years ago)

  • hotwired

    hotwired wrote:

    It’s one thing to cover their butt, but it’s another for a large corporation to go down in history as the Company who killed off the bees and caused a worldwide famine. That’s the kind of legacy that should scare companies. Unfortunately it’s all about the money until it’s way past too late. The only way to get through to them is a boycott, and a couple hundred thousand boycotting goes farther than 2 million signatures.

    Posted on 12 May 12 (over 2 years ago)

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