Dicamba is a pesticide created by Monsanto (now Bayer Chemical) to use on GMO crops. It is a pesticide that kills many of the flowering plants that bees depend on. Translation: Monsanto’s GMO pesticide Dicamba is threatening our food supply.
Please read this investigative report that has been reprinted in Wired:
Pesticides Are Harming Bees in Literally Every Possible Way
This story originally appeared on Reveal and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. It was produced in collaboration with the Food & Environment Reporting Network, an independent nonprofit news organization.
Dicamba already has destroyed millions of dollars’ worth of non-genetically modified soybeans and specialty crops, such as tomatoes and wine grapes. And now it appears to be a major factor in large financial losses for beekeepers. Hive losses don’t affect just the nation’s honey supply: Honeybees pollinate more than $15 billion worth of fruits, nuts, and vegetables a year…
Go HERE to read this investigative piece.