Neonicotinoids and other pesticides, as well as the varroa mite and nosema, have been posited as causes of colony collapse disorder.
Pollination is responsible for about 1/3 of food production. Colony Collapse Disorder does not explain why there is a crisis, it simply is a description that there is one.
See on Scoop.it – The Food rEvolution
Alison D. Gilbert‘s insight:
Stop making bee-killing pesticides. In the long run, you are killing all of us. Where do you think you can go to hide from this? The moon?
“A new report by Michele Simon and Friends of the Earth U.S. uncovers the deceptive public relations tactics chemical companies (such as) The Bayer company, Syngenta and Monsanto are using to manufacture doubt about science and fool politicians to delay action on neonicotinoid (neonic) pesticides — a key contributor to bee declines. As the bee crisis worsens, these companies are using tobacco-style PR tricks to protect their profits at the expense of bees and our future.” – See more at: http://www.foe.org/beeaction#sthash.EOH2fKo1.dpuf See on twitter.com