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Foreign workers replace bees in watermelon cultivation

The pesticides called neo-nicotoinoids are based on nicotine and were introduced in the 1990s.

Watermelon pollination used to be handled by insects like bees and butterflies in 70s. Sadly, the same watermelon pollination process has to depend on cheap labors instead of bees and butterflies.

Eisenstein used to say without the existence of bee colonies, the human population will extinct due to food shortage crisis.

Bees can’t find their way home

March 31 2012 at 09:50am
By TAMARA COHEN REUTERS

The pesticides called neo-nicotoinoids are based on nicotine and were introduced in the 1990s.

London – Modern pesticides stop bees finding their way back to their hives, scientists have found.

The discovery could help to explain why bee populations around the world are in decline.

Academics at the National Institute of Agricultural Research in Avignon, France, tracked the movements of 650 bees by using tiny tagging devices.

Half the bees were exposed to a low dose of pesticide and when released they were found to be two or three times more likely to die away from their hive.

Meanwhile, researchers at Stirling University found that when bee colonies were exposed to pesticides, they were smaller than those that had not been treated, the journal Science reported.

After six weeks, the bees were up to 12 percent smaller because less food was coming back to their hive. The number of new queens – which go out and found new colonies after winter – decreased by 85 percent.

The pesticides called neo-nicotoinoids are based on nicotine and were introduced in the 1990s.

They contain compounds which are thought to interfere with the bees’ central nervous system, which has an impact on their memory and ability to find their way back home. – Daily Mail

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Gempaq says:

I am more worried about foreign workers now taking over our jobs in Bolehland.

Kumaran says:

Once minimum wage is announced, you can be sure more foreigners (6P or non 6P) will be hired at the expense of the locals.

Xiong says:

A study done in Lausanne, Switzerland suggests that the signal from cell phones confuses bees and leads to death. While it’s unclear if cellphones are the sole cause for the disappearance of bees, there is now support for the theory that honeybees experience sensitivity to pulsed electromagnetic fields generated by cellphones and could become confused, disoriented and die as a result.

Human beings are trading their iPhones for the lives of the bees?

http://www.mobilemag.com/2011/05/12/cellphones-could-be-killing-off-bees/
(Note: This is not from a political site, but a scietific study)