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Honey tests reveal global contamination by bee-harming pesticides

05.10.2017
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Neonicotinoid insecticides are found in 75% of global honey samples and half contain a cocktail of chemicalsHoney from across the world is contaminated with potent pesticides known to harm bees, new research shows, clearly revealing the global exposure of vital pollinators for the first time.Almost 200 samples of honey were analysed for neonicotinoid insecticides and 75% contained the chemicals, with most contaminated with multiple types. Bees range over many kilometres to collect nectar and pollen, making the honey they produce an excellent indicator of the pesticide pollution across their local landscape. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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