bees, honey and other sticky subjects

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Chemical warfare or bee poo?

The 2004 winner of the Laskers Special Achievement in Medical Science, Matthew Meselson, has a special claim to fame for beekeepers. An advocate against chemical and biological since 1963, he debunked the theory in the 1980s that the Soviets were contaminating crops in Southeast Asia by proving that the supposed “yellow rain” was actually honeybee droppings.


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