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Bees and pollinating insects are why we can enjoy avocados, apples, carrots, and mango, a critical link in our food system with more than 85 percent of earth’s plant species depending on pollinators to exist. One of every three bites of food we take comes from plants pollinated by honeybees and other pollinators.
Companies like Bayer/Monsanto, Syngenta, BASF, Dow, and DuPont have mendaciously denied that their products contribute to bee decline, despite the obvious links to neonicotinoids, bee deaths and colony collapse disorder. They advocate no change in pesticide policy because of how much money they make off the farmers across the world.
Neonocotinoids were proclaimed to be low-toxic for insects like bees but more than 150 different chemical residues have been found in bee pollen, a deadly “pesticide cocktail” according to University of California apiculturist Eric Mussen.