“Elvy Musikka lost her eyesight in one eye due to glaucoma. I'd like to hear what she has to say about this. She's one of the four federal patients in the Compassionate IND Program and receives 300 joints a month that the federal government grows for her at the University of Mississippi. She can't use pharmaceuticals or else she'd lose the other eye.”
In the United States, a group of beekeepers from North Dakota is taking Bayer to court after losing thousands of honeybee colonies in 1995, during a period when oilseed rape in the area was treated with imidacloprid. A third of honeybees were killed by what has since
been dubbed colony collapse disorder.
PARIS - "Gaucho", a broad-spectrum insecticide made by the Germany-based chemical giant Bayer, was banned in France in 1999 due to its toxicity to bees and other forms of life -- including humans -- but its replacement, "Regent", from another German giant, BASF, is just as dangerous say beekeepers and biologists.