George Langworthy | Vanishing of the Bees, June 12, 2011


Filmmaker George Langworthy talked about his new documentary, Vanishing of the Bees. Based on the attributes of colony collapse disorder, he pointed to pesticides as the most likely cause of the ongoing bee epidemic, rather than other suspects such as cell phones, chemtrails, or mites. He explained that these "sub-lethal" pesticides are designed to disorient and undermine the overall health of insects rather than outright killing them, which would explain some of the more mysterious aspects of the epidemic such as mass disappearances of the bees. Ultimately, Langworthy said that one of the key goals of the film is to raise awareness to this growing problem and encourage people to cease using these potentially dangerous pesticides which he believes have not been fully investigated by the EPA.
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