Thursday, May 16, 2013
Tracing the Roots of Colony Collapse Disorder
There has been a lot of press lately about the possible link between neonicotinoids and Colony Collapse Disorder. Although I agree with the movement to ban neonictotinoids, what drives me crazy is that every other day someone is announcing a eureka moment of having discovered the cause of CCD, so we can all breathe a sigh of relief. Sorry folks, I don't believe it's that simple, and neither does scientist Dr. Doug Yanega in his guest post on Bug Girls' blog. Here is an organic farmer's perpective on neonics at The Fanning Mill and a relevant episode on CBC radio's The Current.