Lawmakers Float Pesticide Ban to Protect Bees

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Without bees to pollinate crops, there would be an immediate food crisis. But so-called "Colony Collapse Disorder" continues to kill bees in alarming numbers. Now, two Democratic Congressmen want legislation to limit the use of certain pesticides before it's too late. The European Union has suspended the use of neonicotinoid insecticides because of research showing they could be responsible for the alarming increase in the killing of bees. But US regulations are different from those in Europe and there's disagreement about the certainty of scientific conclusions. Colin O'Neil, Director of Government Affairs at the Center for Food Safety, has more.

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Guest:
Colin O'Neil - Center for Food Safety - @ColinONeil

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Evan George, Christian Bordal, Anna Scott