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Cellphone buzz threaten honeybee survival: Study

Posted by seumasach on May 29, 2010

And so the much derided University of Koblenz-Landau experiment has been pretty much replicated by Indian scientists with the same incriminating results regarding EM radiation as a disrupter of honey bee activity. Will western press hacks swarm menacingly or quietly ignore it? We now have a body of work coming out of India around this crucial issue and hopefully they will start to take preventive action. Meanwhile the dying western civilization dooms itself with its ignorant and self-destructive deployment of military-industrial technology.

New Delhi, May 28 (PTI) Electromagnetic rays emitted by cellphones may sound the death knell for the honeybee which has been found to have altered its behaviour leading to the complete collapse of bee colonies, says a new study.

Already suffering from the “Colony Collapse Disorder” (CCD) where whole colonies of bees collapsed due to various causes like use of genetically modified crops, electromagnetic rays emitted by cellphones has now added to the woes of the honeybees.

CCD was previously attributed to viruses, parasitic mites, pesticides, genetically modified crop use and climate change.

Published in the latest issue of the “Current Science” journal, the study conducted by researchers Ved Parkash Sharmal and Neelima R Kumar from Punjab University have found changes in honeybee behaviour and biology under the influence of cellphone radiations.

One Response to “Cellphone buzz threaten honeybee survival: Study”

  1. The link to the study isn’t working – can you please update?

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