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The SumOfUs community has known for a long time that bee-killing pesticides are decimating pollinator populations. And it turns out that agro-chemical giants Syngenta and Bayer knew it too -- but kept it secret from the public.
That’s right. Thanks to Freedom of Information Act requests, previously unpublished field trials commissioned by the two neonic manufacturers have been released showing that two neonic pesticides seriously harm bee colonies in high concentrations.
The studies are particularly damning because they prove that neonics don’t just harm bees at the field level, but can harm the entire colony.
Both Bayer and Syngenta have long minimized the clear impact neonic pesticides have on bees -- and now we know they knew it all along.