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Pesticide industry spending 'hundreds of thousands of dollars' to slow U.S. bee protection

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jun 18, 2016 01:05 AM
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by Cat DiStasio last modified Jun 17, 2016

Would it surprise you to hear that the pesticide industry is actively working to halt measures that would protect bees from dying in record numbers across the continent? A new report published by Friends of the Earth (FOE) this week lists the tactics the industry is using to get in the way of much needed federal and state legislation and, spoiler alert, there are a lot of them. Last month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported that 44 percent of honeybee colonies nationwide died off last year,...






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