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Honey Bee Dieoff Explained? – Clothianidin (pesticide)

June 1, 2011

Missed this from the end of last year, but thanks to Wikileaks this US EPA document can be read:

“Clothianidin’s major risk concern is to nontarget insects (that is, honey bees). Clothianidin is a neonicotinoid insecticide that is both persistent and systemic. Acute toxicity studies to honey bees show that clothianidin is highly toxic on both a contact and an oral basis. Although EFED does not conduct RQ based risk assessments on non-target insects, information from standard tests and field studies, as well as incident reports involving other neonicotinoids insecticides (e.g., imidacloprid) suggest the potential for long term toxic risk to honey bees and other beneficial insects. An incident in Germany already illustrated the toxicity of clothianidin to honeybees when allowed to drift off-site from treated seed during planting.

A previous field study (MRID 46907801/46907802) investigated the effects of clothianidin on whole hive parameters and was classified as acceptable. However, after another review of this field study in light of additional information, deficiencies were identified that render the study supplemental. It does not satisfy the guideline 850.3040, and another field study is needed to  evaluate the effects of clothianidin on bees through contaminated pollen and nectar. Exposure through contaminated pollen and nectar and potential toxic effects therefore remain an uncertainty for pollinators.

EFED expects adverse effects to bees if clothianidin is allowed to drift from seed planting equipment. Because of this and the uncertainty surrounding the exposure and potential toxicity through contaminated pollen and nectar, EFED is recommending bee precautionary labeling.”

How’s about that huh? They knew it would be toxic but approved it anyway. Why oh why would they do that?

Colony Collapse Disorder

http://etheria888.wordpress.com/2011/01/21/clothianidin-honey-bees-and-recent-mass-die-offs/

Oh and every time Bayer and Merck are mentioned, I’d be foolish not to remind you that they along with BASF are IG Farben’s post ww2 identity.

American Holocaust - contrived great depression
http://www.dockersunion.net/vb/showthread.php?394-American-Holocaust-7.5-million-die-in-the-Great-Depression

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