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Monsanto’s Global Weedkiller Harms Honeybees

If you haven’t done so already, you can now add glyphosate, the primary ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup, to the list of substances known to harm honeybees. As reported by The Guardian, new studies show that glyphosate damages the microbiota that honeybees need to grow and fight off pathogens. Since glyphosate is the world’s most-used agricultural chemical, these findings are significant in the search for answers to what’s causing the global demise of honeybees, researchers said. Other studies have shown that glyphosate impacts the bees’ larvae, causing them to grow more slowly and die more often.  Read more...
 

 

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