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The Hive: Competing Doomsdays

May 11, 2016

Professor and Senior Fellow, Centre for Dialogue, Mark Winston's latest post from his blog "The Hive"

There is a remarkable story unfolding in Ontario and Quebec around pesticides and bees, rooted in two competing doomsday scenarios. Grain farmers claim pests will destroy their crops unless they are allowed to use neonicitinoid pesticides, while beekeepers point to an epidemic of honeybee colony mortality that reached 58% last year, which they blame on the bee-toxic neonics. Read more