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Common Pesticide may Prevent Bumblebee Queens from Laying Eggs

Researchers in the United Kingdom recently examined how bumblebee queens are affected by neonicotinoid pesticides, finding that one of the most common neonics compromises the queens’ ability to lay eggs, putting her colony at risk for extinction. [1] Neonicotinoids, or neonics, are applied as a coating on the seeds of corn, soybeans, canola, and other crops. These “systemic” […]

Bayer Accidentally Funds Study Showing Its Pesticide Is Killing Bees, Promptly Denies Conclusions

Bayer Accidentally Funds Study Showing Its Pesticide Is Killing Bees, Promptly Denies Conclusions

By Justin Gardner A large-scale study on neonicotinoid pesticides is adding to the growing body of evidence that these agricultural chemicals are indeed harming bee populations. Carried out at 33 sites in the United Kingdom, Germany and Hungary, the study found that exposure to neonicotinoids “left honeybee hives less likely to survive over winter, while bumblebees and solitary […]

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EPA Delays Rule That Would Help Prevent Pesticide Poisoning

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has delayed a safety rule aimed at ensuring that pesticides (which are linked to human health problems) are safely applied by adult agricultural workers. This, just days after 50 farm workers in California were sickened by pesticide poisoning. [1] The Certification of Pesticide Applications safety rule had been scheduled to go into effect […]

Cancer patient speaks out about the devastating effects Monsanto’s Roundup has had on her life

Cancer patient speaks out about the devastating effects Monsanto’s Roundup has had on her life

As the lawsuits filed by cancer patients against Monsanto continue to pile up, more personal stories are coming to light of people who have suffered from exposure to the company’s deadly herbicide. Christine Sheppard knew something was wrong when her leg swelled up dramatically. An ultrasound led to a diagnosis of stage IV large-cell lymphoma. […]

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Thousands Of Dead Bees Wash Up On Florida Beach

By Whitney Webb South Florida beachgoers might not have expected to be stung by a bee in the surf, however, that’s exactly what’s been happening. In a rare occurrence, thousands of dead and dying bees have been washing up onto a popular beach in Naples, FL. Martha Duff, a Naples, FL resident told NBC Miami, “I’ve […]

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ALERT: Pesticides, heavy metals found in organic rice

If you think a food declaring on the package that it is organic really is organic and healthy, you definitely need to think again. That has been proven by some unsettling news coming out of the Consumer Education and Research Centre (CERC) based in Ahmedabad, India. The organization is reporting the discovery of small amounts […]

Can President Trump overcome Republicans’ deep collusion with Big Pharma, Monsanto and the pesticide industry?

Can President Trump overcome Republicans’ deep collusion with Big Pharma, Monsanto and the pesticide industry?

During his first press conference after winning the election, President Donald Trump made some very bold statements that, generally speaking, are uncharacteristic of the Republican Party. Rather than kowtow to pharmaceutical interests as would be expected from an establishment politician on either side of the aisle, Mr. Trump actually called drug companies to task for […]

This common herbicide used in the US was banned by the EU - linked to cancer, birth defects and more

This common herbicide used in the US was banned by the EU – linked to cancer, birth defects and more

While glyphosate has been the primary target of global concern, there are still plenty of other harmful herbicides and pesticides on the market to be worried about. Atrazine, for example, is the second most popular herbicide in the United States, and it’s so toxic that it has been banned in Europe. Over a decade ago, […]

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Pesticides found in majority of drinking water tested; EPA warns consumers need water upgrades

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking action in Ireland and addressing water quality issues with a public utility company named Irish Water. The EPA has conducted audits at 19 public water supply utilities, and has issued 11 important directives to Irish Water. The public water utility is working with the EPA to fix some […]

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General Mills sued for false use of ‘natural’ claim on Nature Valley Granola Bars, found to contain glyphosate

General Mills is being sued for misleading use of the term “natural” on packages of Nature Valley granola bars, which have been shown to contain residues of the toxic herbicide glyphosate (Roundup). The lawsuit, filed by Moms Across America, Beyond Pesticides and the Organic Consumers Association, alleges that consumers expect products labeled “natural” to be […]