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USDA Ignores Pesticide Ravaging Bee Population, Threatening Global Environment

Mike Barrett
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January 12th, 2012
Updated 11/06/2012 at 8:49 pm
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It has recently been reported that certain research was suppressed concerning the bee decline which has been occurring over the past few years. It seems that the large sum of money raked in by Bayer, a maker of pesticides, was enough to kick research under the carpet that linked the company’s pesticide to the massive bee decline.

USDA Ignores Pesticide Ravaging Bee Population

There has been a great deal of cover up and secrecy regarding the ongoing bee deaths, enraging environmentalists and activists alike. About one year ago I reported on how the USDA and EPA knew why a series of ‘mysterious’ downfalls were occurring with crops, birds, and bees. Although technological products like cell phone towers and cell phones are hurting the bee population, it was actually the pesticide brought to you by Bayer which was causing the damage, and the USDA knew of it all along. In my article, I reported:

Just as many potential explanations arose over the mysterious bird deaths, many different theories have been proposed to explain the bee decline. Electromagnetic radiation, malnutrition, and climate have all taken the heat of critics looking for answers. Recently, however, a document was leaked revealing that a bee-killing pesticide put in use by the EPA may be to blame. Adding to the controversy, more records have emerged showing that the USDA was fully aware of the pesticide’s threat to not only bees, but humans…Neonicotinoids, the particular type of pesticides used, are absorbed systemically into plants, including the pollen and nectar. Once the bees begin to pollinate, they also absorb the insecticide, and die.

Dr. Jeffrey Pettis is a US government researcher and leader at the Beltville, Maryland bee lab. Pettis’ completed his research on how Bayer’s pesticide is contributing to the bee decline was completed 2 years ago, though it was never able to be published. He finally received an opportunity to share his research when he was interviewed for the film “the Strange Disappearance of the Bees”. Pettis states:

[It] was completed almost two years ago but it has been too long in getting out. I have submitted my manuscript to a new journal but cannot give a publication date or share more of this with you at this time.

The researcher and his team exposed two groups of bees to disease which commonly affects bees known as nosema. One group, however, was also given extremely small, undetectable doses of Bayer’s imidacloprid pesticide. What the researchers found was that the bees given the pesticide reacted far more negatively to the common bee disease, nosema.

As time goes by, this information is forgotten by many, but people must re-awaken to this past corruption as well as the significance of the issue at hand. All life forms serve a purpose and bees are no exception to this rule. Bees produce honey and pollinate our crops, bringing us amazing bee products that can cure and protect.  Bee pollination is crucial for the fertilization of many crops and also enables sexual reproduction of flowers. The USDA hiding, withholding, or ignoring the issue of a pesticide reducing the bee population is just one more reason to place distrust in this government agency.

About Mike Barrett:
2.thumbnail USDA Ignores Pesticide Ravaging Bee Population, Threatening Global Environment Google Plus Profile |Mike is the co-founder, editor, and researcher behind Natural Society. Studying the work of top natural health activists, and writing special reports for top 10 alternative health websites, Mike has written hundreds of articles and pages on how to obtain optimum wellness through natural health.

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  • Yascherch

    never think that could be true

  • Joe

    USDA, FDA, EPA, All these agencies have been taken over mostly by Monsanto lawyers and other organizations like Crop life America. They wont even entertain the idea of banning these neurotoxins. The only hope now is for the EU to take the lead.

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  • Michelle

    This has been my theory for years! There is a connection between the increase in everyone using yard chemicals and the decline of birds and bees. It make sense, after all bees contact the plants that have been poisoned, birds eat the seeds from weeds and plants and die or are poisoned by the worms in the ground or the bugs that have died from it, this is their food source! And they keep blaming the bird decline on feral cats, I knew that was ridiculous. Money talks, that's why they get away with it. Feral cats don't have any money so they are an easy scapegoat but I knew better. And cats don't eat bees which are in decline too!

  • Robin

    Hi folks,

    There are products out there that can kill pests but protect beneficial insects like honeybees, butterflies, ladybugs and other beneficial insects. I urge people to check out products made by CedarCide Industries. their PCO Choice, for instance, can be used outside on lawn and garden (yes, including veggie gardens) that is non-toxic to people, pets and said beneficial insects. They also have a product for your pets that you can use inside the home to eradicate fleas, ticks, bed bugs and more (I used it for a flea infestation and it really works). You can also use it on your pets in place of those toxic spot-on treatments.

    Another product is one that you spray on wood that makes it nearly impervious to rot and bug damage – better than treated wood and composites.

    ALL of their products are EPA exempt and Certified Organic.

    Unfortunately they are a small company and you can't find the stuff at your local store (I'm hoping to change that in m (Google it).

    There is simply NO reason we need to use toxic pesticides. They're not only ruining our environment, but they are also causing many of today's maladies like cancer, asthma, Parkinson's, ADHD and more.

    It's a tall order to stop the large chemical companies from despoiling the planet and killing us all so they can make a buck. But we CAN do it!

  • Tina Juarez

    To help fortify bees with good nutrition, plant vacant lots with ORGANIC White Mustard, Brassica albs, ORGANIC Red Clover[check variety for maximum food value]. ORGANIC is important as Genetically modified seed provide NO NUTRITION for bees.

    Neonicotinoids are now available over-the-counter, so if you MUST SPRAY, read the ingredients closely. I suggest no ingredient should have more than 2 syllables – Neem, green soap. chili, tea tree, etc.

    Support local beekeepers as supermarket honey maybe seriously compromised.

    Remember: Neonicontinoids are Neurotoxins, Nerotoxins are used to turn human beings into "zombies" or sock puppets.

    • Anonymous

      I was told bees can't harvest from red clover because the little flowers are too long and narrow. White clover has similar properties though perhaps weaker.

      Mustard sounds fun. Love those greens!

  • Patricia P. Tursi

    Bayer is, and was, one of the guilty companies supplying gas to WWII extermination camps and contributing money for horrible experiments. Tried at Nuremberg, Bayer was welcomed, open-armed, after WWII, into the US (read about operation paperclip). IG Farben, the Bayer parent company, lost little during WWII because the US knew it was Rockefeller backed. The current war on nature and the nefarious history, including the US and the Nazi's, needs more exposure. For more info, see http://www.mega.nu/ampp/bayer.html
    Sad but true. Honey bees have not been the only victims of Bayer. I don't use Bayer products. I am old enough to remember WWII.

  • Norman

    What can we do is asked? As with all rot, it has to be culled out before it destroys everything. Though this may sound extreme, it seems pretty obvious that the only way to do this, will be a revolution that will replace the entrenched sycophants that have been installed by those who would abolish the watchdogs of society.

  • Kathy

    So, for a little potatoe like myself, what can I do to help the problem?

    • ToNYC

      Kathy can learn how to spell "potato" for starters.

      • Anonymous

        lol
        potatoe
        is an acceptable spelling for British English
        which of course gave rise to American English

  • http://www.GiGreen.com G.i. Hopkins

    Jeff,

    Are you saying the stock holders of Monsanto may be indirectly killing the bees by killing flora of the Earth from the Round-Up product line & Genetically Modified products (GMO)?

    Lab tests are available on microbe & bacteria soil counts at many agricultural universities which appear to document what your feel in your Spirit.

    Depending on how far down the rabbit hole you want to go, disease ecology must take in all the elements such as weather, solar flares, planetary cycles,volcanic eruptions, air quality, water quality, RFR's, EMF's etc.

    Who is responsible, the consumers that demand lower prices? or the stock holders attempting to meet the demands of markets in their quest of returning a profit.

    Look up and observe how much all lifeforms (electro-magnetic cells) are being aerosol sprayed around the world. The aluminum and barium alter chemical charges and pH which also may be indirectly part of the bee communications.

    Hope this helps, credentials at my site

    Bless

    G

  • Jeffrey Lear

    I THINK THE BEE KILLINGS ARE DIRECTLY RELATED TO MONSANTO'S "ROUND-UP" BEING DUMPTED BY THE MILLIONS OF GALLONS ALL OVER AMERICAN FOOD CROPS…

    I WISH I WAS CONNECTED TO A LABRATORY THAT COULD RUN TESTS TO VERIFY THIS HYPOTHESIS… I FEEL IT MY SPIRIT…

    SOMEBODY (MAYBE YOU!) WHO IS CONNECTED TO A LAB… PLEASE PRESENT THIS INFO TO WE CAN VERIFY IT.

    BLESSINGS,

    JEFF