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- Commonly used pesticides have turned honey bees' habitats into a toxic world, research shows
Scientists highlight the dramatic rise of the chemical pesticide, neonicotinoids, over the last two decades and say it has fatal potential to adversely affect pollinators like bees.
Daily Mail. Thursday, 8 Aug 2019.
- Pesticides deliver a one-two punch to honey bees
A new article reveals that adjuvants, chemicals commonly added to pesticides, amplify toxicity affecting mortality rates, flight intensity, colony intensity, and pupae development in honey bees.
Science Daily. Monday, 5 Aug 2019.
- Worm pheromones protect major crops
Protecting crops from pests and pathogens without using toxic pesticides
has been a longtime goal of farmers. Researchers have found that compounds from an unlikely source - microscopic soil roundworms - could achieve this aim. ...
Science Daily. Thursday, 25 Jul 2019.
- GARLIC could be used to repel insects from crops as experts find plant odours are natural pesticides
Ecologists from the University of Vermont looked at 18 essential oils derived from plants with varying degrees of relatedness to crops in the cabbage-family that are eaten by swede midges
Daily Mail. Wednesday, 24 Jul 2019.
- Some Delaware farmers support EPA decision not to ban controversial insecticide
The Environmental Protection Agency announced last week a decision not to ban the pesticide
chlorpyrifos despite petitions from public interest groups and an EPA proposal under the Obama administration to ban it.
NPR. Tuesday, 23 Jul 2019.
- EPA Rejects Ban On Common Pesticide Linked to Brain Damage in Children
On Thursday the EPA decided not to ban a controversial pesticide
that has been linked to health risks in children.
Forbes. Friday, 19 Jul 2019.
- Russia alarmed by large fall in bee populations
are blamed for Russia's mass bee deaths, while French honey production is also down.
BBC News. Friday, 19 Jul 2019.
- EPA to allow pesticides beekeepers say "decimate" bees
Honeybees, which pollinate billions of dollars of food crops, have been in sharp decline
CBS News. Friday, 12 Jul 2019.
- Climate change means more pesticides in your wine
Hotter, more humid weather helps pests thrive and forces growers to douse their delicate grapes with pesticides
CBS News. Monday, 8 Jul 2019.
- Study: Cockroaches are becoming 'nearly impossible' to kill
Researchers from Purdue University determined that some roaches are quickly evolving to be resistant to pesticides, and could soon be impossible to kill with chemicals alone.
ABC News. Wednesday, 3 Jul 2019.
- What to know about pesticide poisoning in wake of Dominican Republic lawsuit
Last year, Kaylynn Knull and Tom Schwander were enjoying a relaxing vacation in the Dominican Republic when the couple started experiencing alarming symptom
Fox News. Saturday, 22 Jun 2019.
- 600 people on Monsanto 'watch lists' in Germany, France: Bayer
US seeds and pesticides
maker Monsanto kept lists of around 600 key pro- and anti-pesticides figures in Germany and France alone, its German parent company Bayer said Monday amid a widening probe. ...
Yahoo. Monday, 17 Jun 2019.
- Bayer to invest $5.6 billion in weedkiller research to help reputation
Germany's Bayer sought to repair its reputation on Friday after damage caused by U.S. litigation over claims its glyphosate pesticide
causes cancer, saying it would invest 5 billion euros ($5.6 billion) in weedkiller research.
CNBC. Friday, 14 Jun 2019.
- Kirkcudbright red kites were poisoned, tests reveal
Two out of three birds found dead in southern Scotland last month were killed by banned pesticides.
BBC News. Thursday, 13 Jun 2019.
- Arizona governor signs bill cutting taxes on farm fertilizer
PHOENIX (AP) - Gov Doug Ducey has signed legislation eliminating sales taxes farmers pay for fertilizer and pesticides. The proposal signed into law Friday will cost the state about $15 million a year and was pushed by Republican Rep. ...
Washington Times. Friday, 7 Jun 2019.
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