Posted 6 years ago on June 24, 2013, 7:39 p.m. EST by lkindr
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Let's do something about this. Maybe join class action lawsuit against pesticide abuse by govt and big biz. Here are 2 recent reports from Dr. Mercola. The first mentions a lawsuit started in May. Species are threatened, including us.
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2013/06/08.aspx Beekeeping Industry 'Doomed' -- Destruction of Food Supply Before End of Decade? Bees have been dying off around the world for a decade now from a phenomenon called Colony Collapse Disorder, or CCD. A third of the U.S. food supply depends on the honeybees This year, the US experienced the highest losses of honeybee populations so far, with most of the nation’s beekeepers losing anywhere from 50 to 90 percent of their bee population Many of the 6,000 almond orchard owners in California could not find enough bees to pollinate their almond trees, at any price, this year The collapse of bee colonies is probably multifactorial, but a major factor is the toxicity of systemic pesticides called nicotinoids, which kills insects by attacking their nervous systems In May, beekeepers and environmental groups filed a lawsuit against the agency over its failure to protect bees from toxic pesticides
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/newsletter-archive/2013/06/18.aspx Ecosystem and Food Supply Threatened by Neonicotinoid Pesticides Research shows the use of neonicotinoid pesticides in seed treatments is responsible for the death of birds, terrestrial and aquatic invertebrates and other wildlife Neonicotinoids also appear to be one of the primary causes behind mass die-offs of bees, which threatens one-third of our food supply Many pesticides are neurotoxic and can cause disruptions to your neurological system and your brain. Research has linked pesticide exposure to Parkinson’s disease, raising your risk by 58 percent Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, disables important minerals and enzymes in your body