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+ Bad Buzz For Bayer / Forbes (Oct. 2009):
"A documentary on the declining population of bees worldwide is causing a migraine for German drug company Bayer."
"In Vanishing of the Bees ... beekeepers blame neonicotinoids, a class of pesticides produced by Bayer for so-called Colony Collapse Disorder."
+ Saving Bees: What We Know Now / NY Times (Sept. 2009):
--Articulates how Bee Colony Collapse Disorder is mainly due to modern-day stress...
"If bees lived in an utterly non-stressful world, they could go on despite the viruses. But of course they don’t live in a world anything like that."
+ Bat DieOff And Bee Colony Collapse / suite 101 (Feb. 2008):
"The role of pesticides in weakening the immune system is well documented in many species so the effect on bee colonies would not be unexpected."
+ Carbofuran / toxipedia:
"Carbofuran is one of the most toxic carbamate pesticides and is most often marketed under the trade names Furadan and Curater. It is extremely toxic to birds, fish, and bees."
+ EPA bans pesticide's use on food crops, citing risks to health / Boston Globe (May 2009):
"The Environmental Protection Agency issued a final rule yesterday to ban use of the pesticide carbofuran on food crops because it poses an unacceptable health risk, especially to children."
"... and in coming months will move to ban its use altogether, including on nonfood crops, because of risks to farm workers and the environment."
And so..., why didn't the EPA ban all uses of Carbofuran? We should trust the EPA to extend the ban "in coming months"???
+ School drinking water contains toxins / The Guardian (Sept. 2009):
"An Associated Press investigation found that contaminants have surfaced at public and private schools in all 50 states and in small towns and inner cities alike."
"But the problem has gone largely unmonitored by the federal government, even as the number of water safety violations has multiplied."
"In California's farm belt, wells at some schools are so tainted with pesticides that students have taken to stuffing their backpacks with bottled water for fear of getting sick from the drinking fountain."
+ Monsanto's Friends / Political Friendster:
...And so..., actually, my point is--stress is not going to help here--try Licorice Tea (very soothing)!!!