Are Failing Bees Our Warning Sign? An HLS Green Team Talk with Dr. Alex Lu
Are Failing Bees Our Warning Sign?
Anthropocentric Roots of Honeybee Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD)
A Talk by Chensheng (Alex) Lu, PhD
Associate Professor of Environmental Exposure Biology
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
The Harvard Law School Green Team is pleased to present this lecture by Prof. Alex Lu on the roots of the honeybee colony collapse, a phenomenon with far reaching implications for sustainability's 'triple bottom line' of people, profit and the planet.
Prof. Lu's presentation will highlight the emergence of the honeybee colony collapse disorder (CCD) in 2005-06, its link to the introduction of systemic insecticides and neonicotinoids and to the genetically engineered seed industry, and how the Harvard CCD study has impacted public policy on saving honeybees and other pollinators.
A light lunch will be served.
Sponsored by the Harvard Law School Green Team, the Harvard School of Public Health and the Harvard University Office for Sustainability.