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Posts tagged neonicotinoids

October 28, 2015


Jonathan Lundgren

USDA Whistleblower Claims Censorship Of Pesticide Research

Jonathan Lundgren’s work has included extensive examination of neonicotinoids, a class of insecticides widely used by farmers to control pest damage to corn.

July 7, 2015


bee hotel

Bee Hotels Give Native Species A Place To Call Home

Hotels are made for solitary bees that don't swarm or have a hive. Researchers hope they will preserve bee habitat and allow for research on population decline.

May 21, 2015



White House Releases Strategy To Save Bees

The White House's plan outlines how to save habitat and promote research. Some environmentalists wonder if it goes far enough to protect pollinators.

April 29, 2015


A bee gathering nectar from a flower

Study Says Bees Are Drawn To Neonic Pesticides

A new study suggests that bees could get addicted to foods laced with nicotine-like pesticides.

January 23, 2015


graeme and ellen mckay packing seeds

MLK Day Service Projects, Burns Supper, Beef Checkoff

A day on, not a day off, for local food organizations. Haggis and mashed rutabaga for Burns Supper. And, ranchers get critical of federal beef checkoff program.

January 5, 2015


neonics keg, ricketts

Ag Industry At Odds Over Pesticide Studied In Bee Deaths

After studying 64 test plots of soybeans, the EPA did not see a significant difference in yields between plants treated with neonics and those without.

June 7, 2014


high tunnel with crops

Touring The White Violet Center, Miscanthus, Berry Grunt

We spend much of today's show walking around the garden at the White Violet Center. Berries for dessert. And, does the Midwest have a new energy crop?

June 3, 2014


beekeeper with hives

Is Corn Dust Killing Bees?

Farmers have used insecticides on their crops for decades, so many farmers are skeptical that these seed coatings are now killing bees.

May 27, 2014


Bees sharing nectar

Research Blames Neonics For Bee Deaths

A new Harvard study shows the strongest links yet between neonicotinoid pesticides and mass bee deaths over the last decade.

January 29, 2014

Save The Bees 

A honeybee slumps on a leaf

Beekeepers Seek More Sway Over New Pesticides

Beekeepers are pushing the EPA to consider impact on pollinators when reviewing new pesticides.

May 1, 2013

Ban For Bees 

A bee sits on a white flower

Pesticides Connected To Bee Deaths Banned In Europe

Bees have been dying worldwide, causing concern for global food supply. This week, the EU has taken a step to protect the bees from pesticides.

April 8, 2013


Macro shot of a bee gathering nectar from a yellow flower

EPA Sued Over Pesticides, Bee Deaths

As evidence mounts for the link between neonicontinoid use and bee deaths, a group of concerned Americans is bring suit against the EPA.

April 1, 2012

Protecting Pollinators 

honeybee on a yellow flower

Purdue Educates Farmers About Insecticides’ Effect On Bees

New studies show the impacts a popular insecticide is having on bee colonies.

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