Bayer on defensive in bee deaths

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Sabine Vollmer
Aug 26, 2008

Bayer CropScience is facing scrutiny because of the effect one of its best-selling pesticides has had on honeybees.

A German prosecutor is investigating Werner Wenning, Bayer’s chairman, and Friedrich Berschauer, the head of Bayer CropScience, after critics alleged that they knowingly polluted the environment.

The investigation was triggered by an Aug. 13 complaint filed by German beekeepers and consumer protection advocates, a Coalition against Bayer Dangers spokesman, Philipp Mimkes, said Monday.

The complaint is part of efforts by groups on both sides of the Atlantic to determine how much Bayer CropScience knows about the part that clothianidin may have played in the death of millions of honeybees. | Bayer on defensive in bee deaths.



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2 thoughts on “Bayer on defensive in bee deaths

  1. Pingback: Dennis vanEngelsdorp: Where have the bees gone? « Dandelion Salad

  2. So agriculture collapses because of big business careless toxic greed? Who coulda predicted that one…

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