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A spring without bees : how colony collapse disorder has endangered our food supply

Author: Michael Schacker
Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press ; ©2008.
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From the Publisher: A century after the birth of Rachel Carson, the world faces a new environmental disaster, from a chemical similar to DDT. This time the culprit appears to be IMD, or imidacloprid, a relatively new but widely used insecticide in the United States. Many beekeepers and researchers blame IMD for Colony Collapse Disorder, which has wiped out 23% of America's beehives. Even trace amounts make bees  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Schacker, Michael.
Spring without bees.
Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press ; c2008
(OCoLC)762461443
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Schacker
ISBN: 9781599216003 1599216000 9781599214320 1599214326
OCLC Number: 228416972
Description: xii, 292 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword --
Acknowledgments --1: To bee or not to bee --
2: Colony collapse disorder --
3: Potential impact of colony collapse disorder --
4: It's not the cell phones- --
5: It's not the mites or a virus- --
6: French say they know why --
7: Return of the bees! --
8: America in the dark --
9: Civilization collapse disorder --
10: Farmer solution --
11: Taking your home and lawn organic --
12: Organic golf, anyone? --
13: Beekeeper solution --
14: Plant a bee garden and they will come --
15: Plan bee --
Appendixes --
Appendix 1: Notes --
Appendix 2: Beekeeper letter to EU commission --
Appendix 3: FIFRA section 18 exemptions for imidacloprid (IMD)-EPA --
Appendix 4: Section 18 of federal insecticide, fungicide, and rodenticide act (FIFRA) --
Appendix 5: Colony collapse disorder in the United States --
Appendix 6: Farmer solutions --
Appendix 7: Organic home and garden solutions --
Appendix 8: Beekeeper solutions for mites and bees health --
Appendix 9: List of foods pollinated by bees --
Index.
Responsibility: Michael Schacker ; foreword by Bill McKibben.
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From the Publisher: A century after the birth of Rachel Carson, the world faces a new environmental disaster, from a chemical similar to DDT. This time the culprit appears to be IMD, or imidacloprid, a relatively new but widely used insecticide in the United States. Many beekeepers and researchers blame IMD for Colony Collapse Disorder, which has wiped out 23% of America's beehives. Even trace amounts make bees unable to fly back to their hive. Since honeybees are essential to the production of most major food crops, their demise could spell catastrophe. In a riveting, scientific/political detective story, Michael Schacker examines the evidence and offers a plan to save the bees. Like An Inconvenient Truth and Silent Spring, A Spring without Bees is both a powerful cautionary tale and a call to action.

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