European Scientists Discover Bee Resurgence After Banning These 3 Pesticides Still Used in The USA

You will have no doubt heard people say of the recent bee crisis 'the bees are dying off and we don't know why'. Why do know why, it's because of chemical pesticides that are rife in the agricultural industry are killing them off.

You may have heard of Einsteins theory that if the bees go 'we all do', and there is a worrying amount of truth in it.

 In 1976, retired apiculturist  S.E. McGregor, from the USDA’s Agriculture Research Service (ASR), wrote a paper in 1976 entitled “Economics of Plant Pollination”. After mentioning that some plants are wind or self pollinated, McGregor states, “… it appears that perhaps one-third of our total diet is dependent, directly or indirectly, upon insect-pollinated plants.”

McGregor also notes, “Another value of pollination lies in its affect on quality and efficiency of crop production. Inadequate pollination can result not only in reduced yields but also in delayed yield and a high percentage of culls or inferior fruits. In this connection, Gates (1917) warned the grower that, … ‘without his pollinating agents, chief among which are the honey bees, to transfer the pollen from the stamens to the pistil of the blooms, his crop may fail.’”

We know that bee species are dying off at rates never seen before, and while some bees simply get lost, or die in their hives, it is also known that neonicotinoids (a type of pesticide) are deadly to bees and other pollinators. When the hive become unable to function it is known as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) and it is happening all over North America.

In Europe, scientists have seen resurgences in  bee populations after three neonicotinoid insecticides, clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam were all banned in 2013, but sadly all three are still used on a massive scale in the USA.

The European Academies Science Advisory Council, has solid evidence that using pesticides “has severe effects on a range of organisms that provide ecosystem services like pollination and natural pest control, as well as on biodiversity.”

Dr. Donald Huber, 55 year government plant pathologist and Purdue University professor has said that glyphosate is one of the pesticides that effects the bees ability to function properly. You can thank Monsanto for being the world's number one producer of this particular pesticide. Dr. Humber has been silenced in his attempts to relay this important information to the world, as the companies making money off this situation are just too big and too powerful.

The ultimate irony might come when the human race becomes extinct due to a breakdown in the infrastructure of the food chain, and Monsanto will have no customers left to sell it's GMO food to.

One proposed solution to the problem of world hunger is through
agroecology. That is for small organic agroecological farms to supply food within their regions.

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