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By SETH BORENSTEIN
AP Science Writer 

Not so sweet: 75 percent of honey samples had key pesticide

 

October 6, 2017



WASHINGTON (AP) — When researchers collected honey samples from around the world, they found that three-quarters of them had a common type of pesticide suspected of playing a role in the decline of bees. Even honey from the island paradise of Tahiti had the chemical.

That demonstrates how pervasive a problem the much-debated pesticide is for honeybees, said authors of a study published Thursday in the journal Science. They said it is not a health problem for people because levels were far below governments' thresholds on what's safe to eat.

"What this shows is the magnitude of the contami...



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