Killing Honeybees With Neonicotinoids Part Deux: Yet Another Way We Are Destroying Bee Colonies There are days when it seems like it just can’t get worse. Headlines scream about war, environmental poisoning, new record temperatures every day–where does it all end with the bad news? Then there’s the honeybees. You’ve probably already heard about how Dorchester County in South Carolina in its zeal to combat a nebulous and possibly non-existent threat from mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus killed off an estimated 1.5 million honeybees with aerial pesticide spraying of naled, a dangerous neurotoxin.… Read the rest
The Most Widely Used Pesticides Will Harm Nearly All Animals Currently On The Endangered Species List A recent study by the Environmental Protection Agency has revealed that the danger facing animals on the endangered species list from pesticides is much graver than previously thought. The EPA analysis found that nearly all the 1,700 most endangered plants and animals in the United States are likely to be harmed by two common and ubiquitous pesticides, malathion and chlorpyrifos.… Read the rest
There is absolutely no evidence that these tragic deformities are the result of the Zika virus. In Columbia, where there is a large outbreak of Zika Virus, not a single case of microcephaly has occurred in the pregnant women with the disease. But they have not been given pesticide-contaminated water to drink, nor injected with poisonous vaccines.