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A Battle is Brewing in California Over State Pesticide Plan

A Battle is Brewing in California Over State Pesticide Plan

A battle is brewing between California’s organic farmers and the state government over a pest management program organic producers say puts too much reliance on pesticide usage. According to Yahoo,

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California’s Strawberry Industry is Choked With Dangerous Pesticides That Increase Cancer Risk

California’s Strawberry Industry is Choked With Dangerous Pesticides That Increase Cancer Risk

U.S. consumers love their strawberries, and demand for the charming little red fruits just keeps on growing. In California, strawberry production is a $2.6 billion industry that provides around 90 percent

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New Harvard Study Reveals Link Between Bee Colony Collapse Disorder and Neonicotinoid Pesticides

New Harvard Study Reveals Link Between Bee Colony Collapse Disorder and Neonicotinoid Pesticides

A new study by the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) confirms what has long been feared: insecticides, in particular those in the neonicotinoid class, are causing the wide-scale collapse of bee

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Apples Top EWG’s “Dirty Dozen” List of Most Pesticide-Laden Produce

Apples Top EWG’s “Dirty Dozen” List of Most Pesticide-Laden Produce

If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, does that saying still hold true if it's pumped full of chemicals? The Environmental Working Group doesn't think so. The consumer watchdog group recently released

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Widely-Used Pesticide Causes Bees to Shrink in Size

Widely-Used Pesticide Causes Bees to Shrink in Size

Bees have been vital partners in human agriculture for centuries thanks to their role as crop pollinators. However pesticides used to kill other species of insects have wreaked havoc on their hives. A

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Home Depot’s “Bee-Friendly Plants” are Laced with Toxic Pesticides

Home Depot’s “Bee-Friendly Plants” are Laced with Toxic Pesticides

Photo via Shutterstock Bee populations have plummeted over the last decade or so and activists and farmers are very concerned about the impact this loss will have on our food supply. Consequently,

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United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization Urges Developing Countries to Ban Hazardous Pesticides

United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization Urges Developing Countries to Ban Hazardous Pesticides

After the tragic deaths of more than 25 Indian school children who consumed pesticide-tainted food earlier this month, the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization is pushing for developing

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EU Bans Fipronil, Another Pesticide Harmful to Bees

EU Bans Fipronil, Another Pesticide Harmful to Bees

After banning neonicotinoid-containing pesticides earlier this year, the European Union Commission has added Fipronil to the list of banned chemicals. The majority vote was cast yesterday in an effort to

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Oregon Temporarily Bans Pesticides to Investigate Bee Deaths

Oregon Temporarily Bans Pesticides to Investigate Bee Deaths

Oregon bees can breathe a little easier for the next six months. After a recent spraying of the Safari insecticide apparently killed tens of thousands of bees in a Target parking lot in Wilsonville,

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US Denies Link Between Bee Deaths and Pesticides Despite Europe’s Ban

US Denies Link Between Bee Deaths and Pesticides Despite Europe’s Ban

Photo via Shutterstock Just days after Europe placed a two year ban on bee-killing pesticides, the US government has released a claim that there is no clear link between widespread colony collapse and

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Bee-Killing Pesticides Banned in Europe!

Bee-Killing Pesticides Banned in Europe!

Today the European Commission voted to ban pesticides that are widely believed to be harmful to bees, The BBC reports. Last month the commission presented a proposal to ban neonicotinoid pesticides such

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Coalition Sues US Government Over Pesticides Toxic to Bees

Coalition Sues US Government Over Pesticides Toxic to Bees

Photo via Shutterstock American beekeepers, conservation groups and food campaigners have filed a lawsuit against the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for failing to protect the

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Biopesticides Grown From Mushrooms Offer Non-Toxic Way to Protect Crops From Unwanted Guests

Biopesticides Grown From Mushrooms Offer Non-Toxic Way to Protect Crops From Unwanted Guests

Locust on barley photo from Shutterstock Feeding seven billion hungry humans is no easy task - especially when crop-killing insects are competing for first dibs on agriculture. Deadly chemical

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New Research Links Pesticides in Tap Water to Rise in Food Allergies

New Research Links Pesticides in Tap Water to Rise in Food Allergies

Image courtesy of Shutterstock Food allergies have become an increasing concern over recent years, especially for new parents. A study found that between 1997 and 2007, the rate of food allergies rose

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Stinging New Study Uncovers More Evidence of Pesticide Harm to Bees

Stinging New Study Uncovers More Evidence of Pesticide Harm to Bees

Poor bees. Not only do they have problems with Colony Collapse Disorder and pollutants affecting the quality and color of their honey, they also have to worry about coming into contact with a barrage of

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Scotts Miracle-Gro Fined $12.5M For Knowingly Selling Bird Seed Tainted With Deadly Pesticides

Scotts Miracle-Gro Fined $12.5M For Knowingly Selling Bird Seed Tainted With Deadly Pesticides

Bird Feeder photo from Shutterstock Today the Scotts Miracle-Gro Company was sentenced for eleven criminal violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) that it plead

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City of Dallas Bombarded With Duet Pesticide to Kill West Nile Virus Mosquitoes

City of Dallas Bombarded With Duet Pesticide to Kill West Nile Virus Mosquitoes

Crop duster photo from Shutterstock The mayor of Dallas Mike Rawlings has declared a state of emergency as 381 cases of West Nile virus have been reported so far this year, and the disease has already

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Is DEFRA Not Doing Enough to Battle Bee-Killing Pesticides In the UK?

Is DEFRA Not Doing Enough to Battle Bee-Killing Pesticides In the UK?

It has long been theorized that the use of certain pesticides has contributed to the declining bee population around the world. In order to counter and further prevent the detrimental effect to the UK's

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France Proposes Ban on Pesticide Linked to Bee Colony Collapse Disorder

France Proposes Ban on Pesticide Linked to Bee Colony Collapse Disorder

This week the French government announced that it plans to prohibit the use of Cruiser OSR, a pesticide manufactured by the Swiss company Syngenta that researchers say may contribute to the

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Harvard Study Links Pesticide-Laced Corn Syrup to Bee Colony Collapse

Harvard Study Links Pesticide-Laced Corn Syrup to Bee Colony Collapse

The decline of the bee population over the last few years has been blamed on many causes, but a recent Harvard University study gives "convincing evidence" that pesticide-laced corn syrup may be the cause

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Study Shows That Potent New Pesticides May Be Killing Off Honeybees

Study Shows That Potent New Pesticides May Be Killing Off Honeybees

Since 2004, the number of honeybees in the U.S. has been nearly cut in half. While similar massive declines are prevalent around the world, scientists are still trying to figure out what exactly is

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Low Energy Indoor Farm in Saudi Arabia Uses No Pesticides, Soil or Sunlight

Low Energy Indoor Farm in Saudi Arabia Uses No Pesticides, Soil or Sunlight

Saudi Arabia is on its way to the future of farming; a brand new aeroponic, soil-less, sunless, pesticide-less, low-energy farm was just installed in the town of Jeddah. The farm was created by AeroFarm,

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Scientists Use Sex-Crazed Bugs as Alternative to Toxic Pesticides

Scientists Use Sex-Crazed Bugs as Alternative to Toxic Pesticides

In today's "gross news" category, some female insects might be getting lucky. As an alternative to toxic pesticides, scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have created “super-sexed”

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Whole Foods Shows Customers the Bleak Future of Produce Without Bees

Whole Foods Shows Customers the Bleak Future of Produce Without Bees

The decline in bee populations has been all the buzz lately, which led Whole Foods Market to team up with the Xerces Society to show us what a world—or at least, produce section—without bees would

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23 pollinating species in Britain have gone extinct over the last 150 years

23 pollinating species in Britain have gone extinct over the last 150 years

It would appear that pollinators in Britain have been declining for a lot longer than researchers realized. Contrary to the belief that local bees and wasps only began to go extinct after World War II,

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3 great holiday gift ideas that help protect wild birds

3 great holiday gift ideas that help protect wild birds

If the people on your gift list this year are ardent bird lovers, then you might like to look into gift ideas that also benefit our little feathered friends. Since wild bird numbers have been dwindling

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UK’s Chief Scientist Compares Fracking to Thalidomide and Asbestos

UK’s Chief Scientist Compares Fracking to Thalidomide and Asbestos

The U.K. government's chief scientific adviser, Mark Walport, argues in his flagship annual report that there are many examples throughout history where the hasty adoption of new technology has had

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Don’t Forget to Thank the Pollinators That Made Your Thanksgiving Feast Possible

Don’t Forget to Thank the Pollinators That Made Your Thanksgiving Feast Possible

While you are sitting around the Thanksgiving table surrounded by pumpkin pie, cranberry sauce and heaps of vegetables, sharing the things that you are thankful for, don’t forget to thank the insects

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The Biomimicry Manual: What Can Super-Organisms Teach Us About Collaboration?

The Biomimicry Manual: What Can Super-Organisms Teach Us About Collaboration?

  When I think of monkeys, I don’t think of them living in the desert, namely because primates love trees, water, big juicy leaves, and fruit. In fact, only two primates have even

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Roundup Bread: The Real Reason Americans are Intolerant to Wheat

Roundup Bread: The Real Reason Americans are Intolerant to Wheat

The influx of wheat allergies in the United States may not be gluten-related as many have thought, but instead could be attributed to Monsanto's toxic weed killer known as Roundup. Used as a drying agent,

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