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EU Commission bans Bayer pesticide linked to harming bees

EU Commission bans Bayer pesticide linked to harming bees

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  1. It’s thiacloprid for anyone interested.

  2. Hope the US follows and cuts down on poisoning bees. It will cause food cost to rise.

  3. Monsato/Bayer – part of the same firm

  4. The neonicotinoid family includes [acetamiprid](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acetamiprid), [clothianidin](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clothianidin), [imidacloprid](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imidacloprid), [nitenpyram](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nitenpyram), [nithiazine](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nithiazine), [thiacloprid](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thiacloprid) and [thiamethoxam](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thiamethoxam). Imidacloprid is the most widely used insecticide in the world.

    So they need to regulate the entire class.

  5. It will be interesting to see if all the places cutting out these bee killing pesticides now become the main food producers and those that didn’t become has-beens due to reduced crop yields in 10 years.

  6. I have a neighbor that has bee hives. He says that the real killer to the bees has been the Varroa mite, not so much the pesticide. I am sure any pesticide is bad for all (you know its going into the food chain and water supplies; they just keep lying to us) but the mite seems to be the reason for colony collapse.

    But I fear with globalization that corporations will excise their greed onto the governments and with corporate farming, only the safest foods will be the ever-disappearing family farms.

  7. Just initiate the damn band we know it’s the pesticides. Everything goes away if we lose the bees.

  8. So many insects are gone already

  9. Bayer being evil? I was pretty sure they have done that sort of things since day one.

  10. Bayer buying Monsanto was incredibly stupid. Bayer stock has lost a third of its value since then, with more to come.

  11. Also stop buying honey.

    Honey provides essential nutrients during poorer weather and the winter months for the bees.

    Conventional beekeepers aim to harvest the maximum amount of honey, with high honey yields being viewed as a mark of success. When farmers remove honey from a hive, they replace it with a sugar substitute which is significantly worse for the bees’ health since it lacks the essential micro-nutrients of honey.

    In conventional beekeeping, honey bees are specifically bred to increase productivity. This selective breeding narrows the population gene pool and increases susceptibility to disease and large-scale die-offs. Diseases are also caused by importing different species of bees for use in hives.

    These diseases are then spread to the thousands of other pollinators we and other animals rely on, disputing the common myth that honey production is good for our environment.

    In addition, hives can be culled post-harvest to keep farmer costs down. Queen bees often have their wings clipped by beekeepers to prevent them leaving the hive to produce a new colony elsewhere, which would decrease productivity and lessen profit.

    Mass breeding of honeybees affects the populations of other competing nectar-foraging insects, including other bees. Overwhelmed by the ever-inflating quantities of farmed bees, the numbers of native bumblebees have declined.

  12. Fuck the EU. Don’t abide by their decisions.

  13. But… But… But…

    The conspiracy media all blamed CCD on GMOs!

  14. The title should have added Monsanto instead of Bayer. Bayer bought the company Monsanto , and with that this massive lawsuit, but Bayer didnt develop the pesticide, and they are just the parent company now, Monsanto still exists so the title is factually wrong.

  15. And monsanto says a glass of round up is safer to drink than a glass of beer

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