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November 27, 2014
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Studies say pesticides are killing bees; Manufacturers call studies flawed

A cone flower attracts a honey bee.
TRR photos by Fritz Mayer


The companies that manufacture the pesticides dispute such findings and insist they are safe, but the matter has the attention of President Barack Obama. In June he ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to “assess the effect of pesticides, including neonicotinoids, on bee and other pollinator health and take action, as appropriate,” within 180 days.