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Helen Thompson, a Syngenta bee researcher.

Syngenta scientist casts doubts on neonicotinoid research

One U.K.-based researcher believes the real culprit behind colony collapse is inexperience, 
poor weather, mites and disease — not neonicotinoids

A Syngenta bee researcher told the recent GrowCanada conference neonicotinoids are being unfairly blamed for declining bee populations. “The risk to bee populations from neonicotinoids as they are currently used and used according to the label, is low,” Helen Thompson, a Syngenta bee researcher, told attendees. The U.K.-based scientist said studies used in the European […] Read more