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Worrying about wild bees: A field study of the impacts of neonicotinoids

While many people are familiar with honey bees, wild native bees still seem to be flying under the radar.  Often, this is because of the commercial use of honey bees ( 633 more words

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Rice Seeds Treated with Neonicotinoids May Produce Higher Yields, But Economic Benefits Depend on Insect Pressure

By Richard Levine

In October 2014, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a report that stated there were no economic benefits for soybean growers who use seed that is pre-treated with insecticides known as neonicotinioids. 636 more words

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When I first moved to Central PA over 20 years ago the honey bee abounded. The little suckers were everywhere and that made sense because Lancaster County is home to the most fertile, unirrigated soil in the country. 52 more words


Chemical industry killing off honeybees...and the food supply

An influential European scientific body said on Wednesday that a group of pesticides believed to contribute to mass deaths of honeybees is probably more damaging to ecosystems than previously thought and questioned whether the substances had a place in sustainable agriculture. 254 more words

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Bee study reopens debate on neonics

Goulson says bees are exposed to sufficient doses of neonicotinoids to reduce nest growth

A bee expert has called into question the basis of the Government’s position on neonicotinoid insecticides, saying the study it cited actually shows the chemicals to be harmful to bumblebees even in minute quantities. 413 more words


Ist die Bayer AG noch bedrohlicher als Monsanto?

Von F. William Engdahl

Neue Untersuchungsergebnisse, welche die Gefährlichkeit der meistverkauften chemischen Insektenvernichtungsmittel der Bayer AG bestätigen, sind mehr als beunruhigend. Die Mittel werden mit dem dramatischen Anstieg des Verschwindens von Bienenvölkern und dem Tod von Singvögeln in Europa und Nordamerika in Verbindung gebracht. 38 more words