pollinators

NRDC: Neonic Pesticide May Become More Toxic in Tap Water

Don’t use pesticides and plant pollinator friendly plants.… “In addition to surface water and drinking water contamination, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has found neonics inside fruits and vegetables, where they can’t be simply be washed off due to their systemic nature. And, emerging science suggests a link with neonic exposure and potential disorders including neurobehavioral …

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Bees Face Yet Another Lethal Threat in Dicamba, a Drift-Prone Pesticide

EPA WRONG AGAIN despite the scientific evidence: “In October, the US Environmental Protection Agency extended its approval of the weed killer for use on genetically modified soybeans and cotton, mostly in the South and Midwest, for two more years. At the time, the EPA said: “We expect there will be no adverse impacts to bees …

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Neonics Pesticide Replacement Found to be Equally Dangerous to Bees

Neonics Pesticide Replacement Found to be Equally Dangerous to Bees Read more: http://naturalsociety.com/neonics-pesticide-replacement-found-equally-dangerous-bees-5714/#ixzz5ZDRLodzx Follow us: @naturalsociety on Twitter | NaturalSociety on Facebook By Julie Fidler A chemical touted as a safer replacement for bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides (neonics) has similar harmful effects, researchers in the U.K. have discovered. Neonicotinoids are a class of insecticides intended to protect …

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It just gets worse: Monsanto’s global weedkiller harms honeybees, research finds

Monsanto’s global weedkiller harms honeybees, research finds Glyphosate – the most used pesticide ever – damages the good bacteria in honeybee guts, making them more prone to deadly infections Damian Carrington Environment editor @dpcarrington Mon 24 Sep 2018 15.00 EDT The world’s most used weedkiller damages the beneficial bacteria in the guts of honeybees and makes …

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In ‘Huge Win for Pollinators, People, and the Planet,’ EU Bans Bee-Killing Pesticides

Europe leading the way using science to make good decisions….. “The E.U.’s wisdom highlights the Trump EPA’s folly,” noted Burd. “Although U.S. beekeepers reported catastrophic losses again this winter, and just this past week the EPA closed a comment period on another suite of damning neonicotinoid risk assessments, rather than banning these dangerous pesticides, the agency …

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Boosting Hopes for Total Ban, EU Regulator’s New Assessment Confirms Neonics’ Harm to Bees

We would loose one third of our crops without these hard working pollinators. Rights of Nature now!  “Any ban on these damaging pesticides must go hand in hand with a fundamental reform of agriculture policy to help farmers work in harmony with nature —not against it. A major shift to agroecology is needed to allow …

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