Beeline to catastrophe?

Paul Tukey, the founding editor and publisher of People, Places & Plants magazine, has a different idea: He thinks a particular pesticide called “imidacloprid” may be the villain behind CCD. It’s commonly found in lawn treatments aimed at eradicating grubs, aphids, whiteflies, and other pests. First patented in 1988, it has become more widely used during the last three years–the same period in which CCD appeared.

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