Mass Honeybee Die-off — Colony Collapse Disorder — Caused by Insecticides
For years, authorities have been dumbfounded (or were they?) by the mass die-off of millions of bees. What could be causing this?
And now the results are in: Insecticides have been linked to colony collapse disorder. Specifically it’s the Neonicotinoid Insecticides that are used on corn. The seeds are sprayed with these insecticides before being planted.
This information is from a study titled “Assessment of the Environmental Exposure of Honeybees to Particulate Matter Containing Neonicotinoid Insecticides Coming from Corn Coated Seeds” and has been published by the American Chemical Society.
OK, so now that we have this information, what are we going to do? Which will be the higher priority: Saving the ecosystems and food supplies that are dependent on honeybees? Or making sure that Big Ag doesn’t have to suffer any inconvenience?
Perhaps Big Ag — via their prostitutes in Congress — will demand further study before making any rash decisions. Some new corporate front groups might start orchestrating huge spontaneous demonstrations on behalf of the “family farm.”
There could be a massive smear campaign against bee-huggers and those nefarious socialists who want to take over America’s agriculture.
Or maybe our leaders will do the right thing. (Riiight.)
In any case, we have the information now. What will we do with it?