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Archive for February 3rd, 2012

It Seems So Simple….

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Why the Bees are Dying

Compelling new evidence from the US government’s top bee expert that modern pesticides may be a major cause of collapsing bee populations led to calls yesterday for the chemicals to be banned.

A study published in the current issue of the German science journal Naturwissenschaften, reveals how bees given minute doses of the widely used pesticide imidacloprid became more vulnerable to infections from a deadly parasite, nosema.

Bee experts described this as clear evidence of the role pesticides play in the plight of bees. Although research into the furry insects may seem like a very academic exercise, bees are vital to human survival. More than 70 of the 100 crops that provide 90 per cent of the world’s food are pollinated by bees, and Albert Einstein once predicted that if bees died out, “man would have no more than four years to live.”

More:http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/pesticides-blamed-for-bee-decline-6296322.html

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In a surprise move, Donald Trump yesterday endorsed not Newt Gingrich, as had been predicted, but Mitt Romney. “Um, thanks a lot, Donald”, Mr Romney said, smiling through clenched teeth.

Meanwhile, Mr Trump denied rumors that he is converting to the Mormon faith. “I don’t need it”, he said, “I’m already a god.”

While this may initially be surprising, as the one super-rich white guy’s public image is so sleazy and the other’s is so clean, in reality they have a lot in common: they both like to fire people, neither gives much thought to the poor, and both are unapologetic beneficiaries of the predatory capitalist system.

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