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A prime suspect in bee colony collapse — the mystery that threatens a third of our food supply — is neocontonoid pesticides.
Article by Meadows here:
Bayer's clothianidin (brand name Poncho) — which is excreted in pollen — is particularly suspect, and beekeepers and environmentalists recently called on the EPA to pull the pesticide from the market.
The groups based their request on a leaked EPA memo [pdf], which questioned the validity of the study Bayer used to obtain approval of the pesticide.