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USGS study finds waterways have high levels of neonicotinoid in Iowa, Midwest

Nick Fetty | July 24, 2014

A new study by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) finds that waterways in Iowa and other parts of the Midwest are experiencing particularly high levels of an insecticide known as  147 more words


Garden centre flowers test positive for pesticide harmful to bees: study

More than half of samples of flowers bought in Canadian garden centres tested positive for neonicotinoids, a pesticide that many scientists say harms bees.

The recent study done by the environmental group… 374 more words


Syngenta withdraws application to use banned pesticide linked to bee harm

By Damian Carrington, July 4, 2014. Source: The Guardian

Pesticide maker Syngenta has withdrawn an “emergency” application to use a banned insecticide on up to a third of all oilseed rape in the UK. 474 more words

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argylesock reblogged this on Science on the Land and commented:

argylesock says... I'm not sure which neonic Syngenta wants to bring back here in Europe. Maybe all of the three which are temporarily banned: clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam. [Edit] Soon after this story broke, I'm feeling cynical about it. Maybe Syngenta decided not to fight the neonic ban because it's only a temporary ban. Also, Syngenta is busy lobbying for its interests as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) draws closer to becoming real. [Edit again] Maybe the story was this one: Syngenta and Bayer challenged the European neonic ban. Syngenta requested an exemption for autumn-sown oilseed rape (Brassica napus) in 2014, but soon withdrew that request.

Pesticides to blame for honeybee colony collapse disorder, not mites.

By Brooks Hays  9th May 2014.                  Find Article Here:-

Though mites do kill honeybees in their hives, pesticides are primarily responsible for the mass abandonment of nests, according to new research. 287 more words