US rejects EU claim of insecticide as prime reason for bee colony collapse
Government study points to a combination of factors for decline in population, breaking away from singling out pesticides
Suzanne Goldenberg, US environment correspondent
guardian.co.uk, Thursday 2 May 2013 15.04 EDT
A government report blamed a combination of factors for the disappearance of America’s honeybees on Thursday and did not join Europe in singling out pesticides as a prime suspect.
The report, by the Department of Agriculture and the Environmental Protection Agency, blamed a parasitic mite, viruses, bacteria, poor nutritions and genetics as well as pesticides for the rapid decline of honey bees since 2006.
Researchers said it was not clear whether a certain class of pesticides was a major cause of the colony collapse.
Environmental groups described the lapse as a missed opportunity to respond swiftly to a situation that has decimated the country’s bee population.
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