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New York Times Publishes Mark Winston Op-Ed

July 14, 2014

The New York Times has published an op-ed by Mark Winston about the decline of honeybees and the potential lessons this can teach us about human health and the potential for interactions between pharmaceuticals. In addition to being the Director of SFU’s Centre for Dialogue, Winston is a noted bee biologist and is publishing the forthcoming book, Bee Time: Lessons from the Hive, in October 2014 through Harvard University Press.

"Observing the tumultuous demise of honeybees should alert us that our own well-being might be similarly threatened. The honeybee is a remarkably resilient species that has thrived for 40 million years, and the widespread collapse of so many colonies presents a clear message: We must demand that our regulatory authorities require studies on how exposure to low dosages of combined chemicals may affect human health before approving compounds."

Read the full op-ed here: Our Bees, Ourselves: Bees and Colony Collapse