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Pesticides + high fructose corn syrup = bee deaths + colony collapse disorder?

From Jason Louv, on Ultraculture:

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“Colony collapse disorder, or the widescale death of bees, has been a troubling marker of environmental degradation. Its cause has also remained a mystery, despite being blamed on everything from industrial pollution to cell phone tower radiation. (It’s likely a complex set of factors—Europe, for instance, is banning neonicotinoids, pesticides that have been linked to bee deaths.) However, a just-released study from the University of Illinois names a clear factor: beekeepers have been feeding bees high fructose corn syrup instead of honey (as they sell the honey). Continue reading

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