Welcome Reprieve for Bees

You’ve probably heard that bee colonies in the US have been collapsing, as the bees abandon their hives or die. This is serious, since bees pollinate (make fertile) the crops we depend on (not to mention bees’own rights). Many causes have been proposed, and perhaps many factors have played a role in this Colony Collapse Disorder. But some good news is reported today by Pesticide Action Network . A federal judge has banned the sale of the herbicide spirotetramat, whch was shown in studies (including some by its own manufacturers) to harm bees.This herbicide has already been banned by France, Germany, and Italy. Even little Slovenia beat us to the punch on this important action.

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