Thursday, October 14, 2010


I read this today and I must admit, I'm less and less surprised by this garbage. When is there going to be a turning point? Like I've said a million times before, always read behind the research. Just because it says "scientist so and so said" doesn't make it valid.

According to an article in the New York Times, the mystery of Colony Collapse Disorder has been solved! The part that bothers me the most about this is how many people will actually believe it. When people believes lies they behave accordingly. This article puts honeybees at more risk.

The New York Times recently declared the case of Colony Collapse Disorder, the great bee die-off, "solved." But the reporting hyped the science and left out important conflicts involving the lead scientist.

many scientists believe that a novel class of pesticides called neonicotinoids -- which are insect neurotoxins -- has played a major role in CCD worldwide. An Italian entomologist at the University of Padua, Vincenzo Girolami, has research currently undergoing peer review showing that bees can be exposed to lethal levels of these pesticides through the use of seeding machines that sow neonicotinoid-coated seeds. These devices throw up a toxic cloud of pesticide as they work: bees fly through the cloud and either die or take the pesticide back to the hive. Once inside, even at low doses, it can cause disorientation or, as Girolami calls it, "intoxication" of whole hives.

The maker of this pesticide is Bayer CropScience. What does a corporation do when it discovers it may have developed and marketed a dangerous and potentially devastating product? Here in America, you confuse, you obfuscate, and you buy off scientists.



Jared said...

+1 to you for your post. Bayer has done a LOT of bad things... look at their role WWII.... I am not a fan of theirs.

Michelle said...

Thanks Jared for the additional info! I need to read up on this companies history :(

Michelle said...

Wow! I had no idea.

TeresaR said...

Howdy, my dear, I owe you an email...I apologize!

Thank you once again for more information on cover-ups and bad businesses; it does thoroughly depress me though.

We got home Wednesday evening and I'm still recuperating. :} Will email you soon though!


Michelle said...

Hey T, good to know you are home. I hope you and your family had a great trip!! Talk to you soon :)