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The Latest On: Bees

December 6, 2013 | Blog Post

Why Honeybees Matter

Collapsed colonies spell disaster for our food system, and toxic pesticide is to blame

September 11, 2013 | Feature

Feeling the Sting: Toxic Pesticide Threatens Honeybees

In an interview, attorney Greg Loarie discusses his work to get a toxic pesticide known as sulfoxaflor off the market, due to threats it poses to honeybees. Over the last few years, honeybees, which pollinate billions of dollars of U.S. crops annually, have been dying at unprecedented rates. Studies suggest that toxic pesticides like sulfoxaflor may be partly to blame.

August 9, 2013 | Blog Post

TIME Magazine Envisions a World Without Honeybees

The article by Bryan Walsh addresses a disastrous phenomenon that could tumble the basis of our food system: the widespread collapse of honeybee colonies nationwide known as "colony collapse disorder."

July 8, 2013 | Case

Protecting Bees from the Pesticide Sulfoxaflor

National Beekeeping organizations are represented by Earthjustice, in an appeal against EPA for its approval of the pesticide Sulfoxaflor, shown to be “highly toxic” to honey bees, and other insect pollinators.

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