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Who killed the bees? – I think we know

Gaucho, a seed coating used widely around the world has been banned in Germany in the face of compelling evidence that is it responsible for Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). The full story is here.

While it’s great news we have a handle on what is causing CCD, the disturbing part is that Gaucho (and its family of related chemicals) is still widely used in NZ. While we haven’t yet seen CCD in NZ to the same degree as other countries, surely now is the time to get this poison out of our eco-system?

2 Comments »

  1. I Love Bees « Love Plant Life Blog said,

    March 8, 2009 @ 7:10 pm

    […] Germany have banned a family of pesticides that are blamed for the deaths of millions of honeybees. According to Farmgeek, Gaucho (and its family of related chemicals produced by Bayer CropScience)  is still widely used […]

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