Mon, 31 July 2017
Investigative journalist, activist, and award-winning documentary film director Maryam Henein is our guest today in Episode 1291 of The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore!
Were you aware that this year marks a decade since Colony Collapse Disorder was first reported, and yet bees continue to die worldwide like never before? This problem was highlighted in the award-winning documentary film, narrated by Ellen Page, and directed by investigative journalist and activist Maryam Henein from VanishingBees.com. Now the systemic pesticides involved in this crisis are not only killing honeybees, but also native bees, birds, butterflies, bats, and earthworms. They have been found in our waterways, soil, and even our brains. Even Greece is losing their bees. The enormous systemic pesticides industry generates upward of 2.9 billion for companies like Bayer and Syngenta, which and are the most popularly used in the world. These harmful and pervasive pesticides are now causing damage to the Barrier Reef, too. Research now finds that these nicotine-based (neonic) neurotoxins damage sea urchin DNA and suppress the immune systems of crabs.
Listen in today as Jimmy talks with Documentary directory Maryam Heinen about this pervasive problem and how it not only affects the bee population as well as how these insidious chemicals have now permeated every facet of our lives.