“Vanishing of the Bees” Documentary Free Screening Tonight at Decatur High

Diane sends in info about the “Vanishing of the Bees” documentary, which will be screened tonight in the Decatur High auditorium at 6pm at no charge.  Here’s a quick synopsis…

Honeybees have been mysteriously disappearing across the planet, literally vanishing from their hives. Known as Colony Collapse Disorder, this phenomenon has brought beekeepers to crisis in an industry responsible for producing apples, broccoli, watermelon, onions, cherries and a hundred other fruits and vegetables. Commercial honeybee operations pollinate crops that make up one out of every three bites of food on our tables.

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  1. http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/northwestvoices/2017923620_beeslet.html

    “Scientists have been hard at work cracking the “mystery” of colony collapse disorder. [“Studies link pesticides to decline of bee colonies,” News, March 30.]

    A new study released yesterday, and two published last week, strengthen the case that neonicotinoid pesticides are key drivers behind declining bee populations — alone and especially in combination with other stressors. This class of pesticides covers 143 million acres of U.S. countryside, and more damning studies are awaiting publication.

    Yet, pesticide corporations like Bayer and others are running a predictable PR defense aimed at delaying action by manufacturing doubt — it’s called the “tobacco strategy.”

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