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USDA Caught in Cover-up
Bees and other pollinators 'bite dust' !
Awhile back I 'hubbed' the page Blessed Bees where it was undetermined why there was a drastic decrease of our precious honey bees. Well, not only are they 'biting the dust' but other needed pollinators as well. (no pollinators = no food)
Today I'm 'happy' to bring you the reason, or one of them, why this dreadful tragedy is happening, and just who is most responsible. (if you've been 'sucken air' as long as I have, you can probably guess)
Neonicotinoids, a certain kind of insecticides that attacks the central nervous systems of our incests, increasingly is linked to the slaughtering of bees, bats as well as other pollinators that are essential for growing food, and thus vital to our very existence. This highly-dangerous neurotoxin is absorbed throughout the entire plant, including into the pollen and nectar that bees eat and other pollinators come in contact with.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) knowingly approved, and continued to 'give the OK' for neonicotinoids use despite that they knew the chemicals killed bees. And also knew that Bayer Crop Science, maker of most the neonicotinoids used today, had falsified safety data to get them approved and sold in the first place and that the USDA scientists also were quite aware of the dangers associated with neonicotinoids
The facts debunks the myths, spread by Bayer and other neonicotinoid producers, that the chemicals are safe when used "properly", when, in fact, there is no proper safe level for these deadly chemicals. Very, very low concentrations of neonicotinoid chemicals can make a honeybee vulnerable to fatal disease. These pesticides are causing large numbers of honeybees, bumblebees, solitary bees, hover flies, moths, and others to get sick and die from diseases they would otherwise survive from. These deadly neonicotinoid chemicals cause both the colony to collapse as well as the loss of other wild pollinator populations.