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R_Target
01-20-2011, 06:04 PM
"As crime sagas go, a scheme rigged by a sophisticated cartel of global traders has all the right blockbuster elements: clandestine movements of illegal substances through a network of co-operatives in Asia, a German conglomerate, jet-setting executives, doctored laboratory reports, high-profile takedowns and fearful turncoats."

http://www.theglobeandmail.com...rticle1859410/page1/ (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/technology/science/honey-laundering-the-sour-side-of-natures-golden-sweetener/article1859410/page1/)

x6BL_Brando
01-20-2011, 06:57 PM
Isn't it strange that the article, while taking a hefty swing at the Chinese, doesn't include any information about the effects of neocotinide pesticides on the bee populations of both Europe and the USA?

Recent research has shown that the synthetic-nicotine pesticides are considered responsible for reducing the bees' resistance to viral infections, resulting in the loss of a large percentage of the swarms. It has also been shown that recovery is possible, as illustrated by the results of a moratorium on neocotinide enacted in several German States. There's a fuller article here...
http://www.independent.co.uk/e...-deaths-2190321.html (http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/call-to-ban-pesticides-linked-to-bee-deaths-2190321.html)

R_Target
01-24-2011, 04:09 PM
Originally posted by x6BL_Brando:
Isn't it strange that the article, while taking a hefty swing at the Chinese, doesn't include any information about the effects of neocotinide pesticides on the bee populations of both Europe and the USA?

Not really, as the article isn't about U.S. or E.U. domestic production, or about CCD.