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Pesticides and The Declining Honeybee

honey beeSilent Spring, by Rachel Carson, was instrumental in bringing about a nationwide ban on DDT and sparked the environmental movement that led to the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). New science, however, has demonstrated that many of the claims made in Silent Spring were either exaggerated or wrong. Now, concerns about neonicotinoid pesticides (a.k.a. neonics) and declining honeybee populations are leading to bans and severe limitations on their use. Will banning “neonics” solve the problem? Just as careful research has indicated that DDT may not be as dangerous as once thought, careful research is revealing the truth about neonicotinoids. Continue reading