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Shortish Books and Articles on Neonics, bees and Farming

 
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Adam Rose
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2016 8:14 pm    Post subject: Shortish Books and Articles on Neonics, bees and Farming Reply with quote

Hi all,

I have a friend who is writing an article on the crisis of modern farming. He has asked me for shortish books and articles on the problems with beekeeping. He is not a beekeeper, but is well educated on ecology, farming practice and economic issues. Can people recommend articles or reasonably short books on the history of varroa, neonics and other pesticides, the decline in forage, CCD, etc. Ideally they will need to be in some kind of referenceable publication.

Thanks,
Adam.
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ingo50
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Adam.
He could look up Henke Tennekes, a Dutch scientist who has written a book ( A Disaster in the Making ) and papers on the ecological danger of pesticides including neonics. He previously worked as a cancer researcher in Germany. Wishing your friend good luck. Ingo
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, thanks for that. I already follow him on twitter so some quick work on google led me to his book. I downloaded it last night and it was very good. There's a lot of detail in there which I thought was interesting, but actually I think my friend could easily just use the intro and summary.
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