Bayer quarrels with Harvard researchers over link between bee deaths and pesticides

May 14, 2014 10:48 PM

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Bayer quarrels with Harvard researchers over link between bee deaths and pesticides

The authors of a 2012 Harvard study linking neonicotinoid pesticides to bee deaths released a second study this month, finding the same result; Bayer, maker of several of these pesticides, objected to the findings.

It’s Harvard’s word against Bayer’s—a new Harvard University study that identifies two neonicotinoid-based insecticides as “highly likely” culprits in the widespread die-offs of the United States’ bee colonies drew a rebuke this week from Bayer CropScience, maker of several neonictinoids.

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