Environmental regulators in the US have proposed the creation of pesticide-free zones on a temporary basis to protect commercial honeybees, which continue to suffer from alarming mass die-offs.
The real reason you need to stop eating toxic wheat even if you don't currently have a wheat or gluten sensitivity.
There's a battle going on in your garden between invasive and valuable domestic pollinators. Here's how to tilt the fight in favor of our humble bumble bee.
Monsanto's herbicide Roundup has been linked to a mysterious fatal kidney disease epidemic that has appeared in Central America, Sri Lanka and India.
For over a decade, a disease called colony collapse disorder has been destroying bee populations worldwide. Because bees pollinate many of our staple crops, their deaths threaten our food supplies. Now, new evidence is solidifying a case against the likely culprit in their deaths.
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A recent study by the organisation Moms Across America claims to have found a pesticide at harmful levels in human breast
By Thomas B195184hn and Marek Cuhra,
More than A$17 billion worth of crops grown in Australia annually is attributed to agricultural pesticides. That's a staggering 68% of the A$26 billion industry, according to a recent Deloitte report commissioned
Scientists found pesticides that have been banned for years, like DDT, in Costa Rican crocodiles.
Meat contaminants are not likely to go away because they stem from Big Meat's desire to maximize profits by growing animals faster. Recently, the US Department of Agriculture announced plans to "relax" federal meat and poultry inspections, allowing meat processors greater leeway in policing themselves, already the agricultural trend. Most food activists ask how standards could be relaxed any further when drug residues, heavy metals, cleaning supplies, gasses, nitrites, hormones and other unwanted guests contaminate the meat supply.
Agricultural chemicals are accumulating in frog tissue in the Sierra Nevadas -- the same kinds of chemicals that are sprayed over crops in California's Central Valley.
As we've written before, the mysterious mass die-off of honey bees that pollinate $30 billion worth of crops in the US has so decimated America's apis mellifera population that one bad winter could leave fields fallow. Now, a new study has pinpointed some of the probable causes of bee deaths and the rather scary results show that averting beemageddon will be much more difficult than previously thought.
Big Ag's plan to kill spray resistant weeds? More spraying.
Anyone care for a cup of Methomyl? A recent investigation by Greenpeace East Asia has uncovered a catalog of banned and highly dangerous pesticides in Lipton tea products sold on Beijing supermarket shelves
Colin finds with regret that the erstwhile stronghold of the intellectual Left has seized the commercial shilling
Le donne incinte che si sono esposte ai pesticidi usati in agricoltura metteranno al mondo figli meno intelligenti della media. La notizia è contenuta in tre studi americani, condotti presso l'Università di Berkeley, il Mt. Sinai Medical Center e la Columbia University. Nonostante le popolazioni monitorate risiedano dalla California allo Stato di New York, i