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Your Call: Bees and pesticides

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On the February 1st edition Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about bees. Since 2006, honey bees and other pollinators have experienced rapid population declines.

According  to a recent EPA report, an insecticide that’s widely used on fruit, vegetable, grain,  and other crops in the US “potentially poses risk to hives when the pesticide comes in contact with certain crops that attract pollinators.” Now that we know this, what’s next? How can we save the bees? Join the conversation, on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Aimee Code, Pesticide Program Director at the Xerces Society

Paul Towers, organizing and media director for the Pesticide Action Network 

Web Resources:

Alternet: Native Bee Populations on Decline on U.S.

The Guardian: Bayer revises position to propose extra protections for bees from pesticides

BBC: Bees and pesticides 'missing link' found

Pesticide Action Network: A Win for Bees

Xerces Society: EPA’s Preliminary Risk Assessment for the Neonicotinoid Insecticide, Imidacloprid

News and World Report: EPA study adds fuel to insecticide controversy