Skip to comments.Corn insecticide linked to honeybee die-off
Posted on 04/27/2012 1:06:42 AM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK
New research has linked springtime die-offs of honeybees with insecticides used to coat corn seeds, according to a study in American Chemical Societys journal Environmental Science & Technology on March 6, 2012. The finding might be a clue to the cause of the mysterious malady afflicting honeybees called colony collapse disorder.
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icotine-Based Insecticide Residues Killing Honey Bees http://forums.castanet.net/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=39658
US study shows latest nicotine-based sprays attack insects' immune systems http://lifeabundantly-alim.blogspot.com/2012/02/new-pesticides-killing-honey-bees.html
Probably find out the big agriculture companies knew about this all along, but refused to tell? It would kill their profits.
I would say ANY insecticide would kill bees. Shame they are ingesting it.
How pure is their honey now? (if they live long enough to make it?) aren’t we ingesting the insecticide also?
I was listening to C2C tonight. Some lady spoke about the nicotine insecticide. I got the impression that she was mostly concerned about the nicotine insecticide than with ANY other insecticide.
My next thought was... no matter ow healthy one tries to eat, it’s impossible. What was once pure, is now contaminated “naturally”.
and they wonder why people are fat. The fat is protecting them from the poisons.
Bogus! All the “scientists” in the know always told us its anthropogenic global warming that kills honey bees.
What a bogus story -
“seed coatings and planting methods killed honeybees that flew through the emission cloud of the seeding machine.”
Ok, that accounts for 5 dead bees in the country.
What a waste of taxpayer money.
Yeah i domt get scared much for the environmental hyperventilations. But this bee population thing really concerns me. I dont assign blame but if theres a possible causal relationship to this seed coating then we should take it seriously.
Never do they disappear or become less deadly.
Nicotine, in tomatoes and their sibling tobacco plants are alkaloid metabolic waste that builds up inside the plant cells over time. They double as natural nerve toxins because of their formidable ability to transverse the blood-brain barrier in mammals. There is a proportional relationship between the fat-solubility of a compound and its addictive qualities, and Nicotine is up there with heroin and Valium.
The use of nicotine directly as a "natural" insecticide is almost certainly a reaction to the previous bird-killing qualities of organo-phosphate.
I would not be surprised to discover genetic-engineered corn and other crops (since almost no natural seed is in the food chain these days) spliced to produce nicotine, which would seem easy since they are naturally a part of the tobacco / tomato plant.
Now, if they would use hemp, that one also produces a less blood-brain transversant fat soluble alkaloid compound that has a different effect on insects. The bees would live but no work would get done, I suppose.
Does this mean I have to give my 2-pack-a-day Marlboro habit of 55 years? </s>
I wasn’t aware that colony collapse disorder was limited to, or particularly acute in, the corn belt. I’ve not followed the issue closely, but I had gathered the impression that it was a national phenomenon.
I read about 6 months ago that a virus had been discovered that was causing the Colony Collapse Syndrome. Yet I continue to see articles blaming stuff like insecticides and, of course, climate change.
JADB, for your info.
“Yet I continue to see articles blaming stuff like insecticides and, of course, climate change.”
Precisely. Scientific study today means nothing more than whipping up hysteria by proffering opinions disguised as research - mostly to support a favored agenda.
The fat is protecting them from the poisons.How so?
IIRC many toxins are stored in body fat.
Yeah, that's right. They are all wackos who should be made fun of whenever mentioned./s
Corn is widely grown here, we've got 900 acres of it on our farm this year, and we are NOT big corn farmers. There have been -zero- cases of colony collapse reported in Louisiana.
This hysteria is agenda-driven by a bunch of anti-chemical zealots.
“Now, if they would use hemp, that one also produces a less blood-brain transversant fat soluble alkaloid compound that has a different effect on insects. The bees would live but no work would get done, I suppose.”
Buzz’ed bees” - what an idea!
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