Note: My friend Honey sent this & I want to share it with you.
It will bleed onto the right hand margin,
but I cannot change this on Word Press. I have
another one to send when I can figure out how to center it correctly.
Thanx to Honey
National Popcorn Day was last week, but bees arenât celebrating.
Bees are dying at alarming rates, and scientists have identified a group of insecticides called neonicotinoids (âneonicsâ) as a prime culprit in these drastic population losses. The largest single use of neonicotinoids is as a seed coating for field crops. In fact, researchers estimate that roughlyÂ 95% of all corn grown in the U.S. comes from seeds coated with bee-toxic neonic chemicals.
Neonics are the most widely used insecticides in the world, and are systemic chemicals, meaning they are dispersed throughout the treated plant, rendering the whole plant toxic. Just as alarming, neonics can last in the environment for years and they can harm species that the chemical was not designed to kill – like bees, butterflies, birds, and entire food chains.