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  1. Voice of America

    Bees are Carrying Pesticides into the World's Honey
    Voice of America
    Bees are responsible for about 30 percent of the world's food supply. Our fruits and vegetables would not grow without bees. Many farmers use chemical products known as pesticides to protect food plants from insects. Studies have shown that these ...


  2. BBC News

    Pesticides linked to bee deaths found in most honey samples
    BBC News
    A new study has found traces of neonicotinoid chemicals in 75% of honey samples from across the world. The scientists say that the levels of the widely used pesticide are far below the maximum permitted levels in food for humans. In one-third of the ...
    Tainted Honey: Bee-Poisoning Pesticides Found GloballyCommon Dreams
    There Could Be Pesticides in Your HoneyTIME
    Suspected bee-killing pesticide found in honey samplesNew York Post
    ABC News -The Guardian -Phys.Org
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  3. Daily Mail

    Fears for British honey as wet summer and pesticides threaten survival of bees
    Daily Mail
    It is bad news for people who enjoy drizzling honey over their toast or pancakes in the morning. British honey will be much more scarce this year following a wet summer and decline in the number of bees. The British Beekeepers Association's annual ...

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  4. Mother Jones

    Scientists Found a Gnarly Pesticide in 75 Percent of Global Honey...
    Mother Jones
    The last taste of honey you enjoyed likely came from bees exposed to neonicotinoids, the world's most widely used class of insecticides. Scientists found traces ...
    75% of the World's Honey is Contaminated by Pesticides, Says New...Lady Freethinker

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  5. Quartz

    Scientists found bee-killing neonicotinoids in 75% of honey sampled from around the world
    Quartz
    A study published Oct. 6 in the journal Science found that a significant amount of the world's honey contains traces of neonicotinoids, a class of commonly used pesticides, at levels strong enough to cause brain damage in bees. The chemicals are meant ...
    New study finds widespread presence of pesticide in honey - British...CBC.ca
    Bee-Killing Pesticide Found in 75 Percent of Global Honey SamplesCare2.com
    These Deadly Pesticides Get Collected by Honey Bees and Poured Into Your Tea CupThe Green Optimistic (blog)
    FoodNavigator.com
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  6. Telegraph.co.uk

    Keepers warn of 'bee-mageddon' after France authorises controversial insecticide
    Telegraph.co.uk
    Bee hives have been hit in Europe, North America and elsewhere by a mysterious phenomenon called "colony collapse disorder". The blight has been blamed on mites, a virus or fungus, pesticides, or a combination of factors. With the honey harvest in ...


  7. The Verge

    Bad news for bees: three-quarters of all honey on Earth has pesticides in it
    The Verge
    About three quarters of all honey worldwide is contaminated with pesticides known to harm bees, according to a new study. Though the pesticide levels were below the limit deemed safe for human consumption, there was still enough insecticide in there to ...