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January , 2014
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Dripping Poison

Source: Green Peace, Date: January , 2014

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has carried out reviews of the neonicotinoid pesticides thiamethoxam, imidacloprid and clothianidin in order to assess the possible risks posed by these systemic insecticides to bees. The use of neonicotinoid insecticides as seed treatments and granules applied to soil is known to lead to these chemicals being present in the guttation fluid of various crop plants. Although the literature on this subject is sparse, the research carried out to date indicates that the neonicotinoids may be present at high concentrations. .

A report by Greenpeace titled ‘Dripping Poison’ investigates this phenomenon further, Greenpeace undertook a study of guttation fluid produced by maize plants grown in field conditions in Hungary.

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http://www.greenpeace.org/international/PageFiles/24478/toxic-tech-chemicals-in-elec.pdf

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