Critics question study that denied pesticides' danger to bees

March 27, 2015 10:13 PM

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Critics question study that denied pesticides' danger to bees

The study in question -- sponsored and quoted by several government figures but not originally peer-reviewed -- claimed to find no relationship between a class of pesticides called neonicotinoids and declining bee health.

"The absence of these effects is reassuring but not definitive," study author Helen Thompson, a scientist with the government's Food and Environment Research Agency, said in 2013.

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