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I would strongly suspect the leaker is one of those who doesn't want any pesticides approved for market.
Any type of insecticide applied to corn is likely to kill bees as the physiology of insects is so similar. That's the beauty of genetically modified crops. They only kill the insects that feed off the corn plant. The others are unharmed.
As the article went on to state, bees are not attracted to corn plants, so there aren't any in cornfields to begin with..
Ancient soup? I call that forever soup. That is my seemingly bottomless container of vegetable-whatever soup that I never seem to get to the bottom of. It started out as leftover ham-n-beans and has now morphed into ???? since I have added and added and added. Leftover vegetables? Into the pot. Leftover chicken? Into the pot. Add, subtract, mix, eat, repeat. That is my version of forever soup. I might reach the bottom this month. I might not.
-We all read the news reports in October that Bee colony collapse disorder had been pretty conclusively linked to a combination of a particular virus and a particular fungus. What changed, that we now need to panic about this pesticide?
-If the approved use of the pesticide is on seed, how are the bees getting lethal dosages?