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The minutes of President Putin’s recent meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry show the Russian leaders “extreme outrage” over the Obama administration continuing its protection of global seed and plant bio-genetic giants Syngenta NYSE:SYT, and Monsanto NYSE:MON in the face of a growing “bee apocalypse” that the Kremlin warns “will most certainly” lead to a World War.
ABC commissioned world renowned environmental toxicologist Dr. Pierre Mineau to conduct the research. The 100-page report, “The Impact of the Nation’s Most Widely Used Insecticides on Birds,” reviews 200 studies on neonicotinoids including industry research obtained through the US Freedom of Information Act. The report evaluates the toxicological risk to birds and aquatic systems and includes extensive comparisons with the older pesticides that the neonicotinoids have replaced. The assessment concludes that the neonicotinoids are lethal to birds and to the aquatic systems on which they depend.