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August 31, 2017

 

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Babies Of Mothers Highly Exposed To Pesticides See Problems

Researchers matched birth records for a half-million babies born 1997-2011 to pesticide rates for one-square-mile region including the mother’s address.

August 23, 2017

 

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Popular Pesticides Keep Bumblebees From Laying Eggs

A new study is adding to evidence that a popular class of pesticides can harm wild bees, like bumblebees.

May 31, 2017

 

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Two Different Approaches To Saving Bees From Poison Dust

Two scientists agree that pesticide-laden dust from planting equipment kills bees, but they're proposing different solutions.

May 8, 2017

 

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Watch: What Are Pesticides And How Are They Used?

Conflicting interpretations of scientific research have led various authorities to issue different levels of concern over pesticide use.

March 30, 2017

 

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EPA Will Not Ban Pesticide Despite Its Own Evidence Of Risk

New EPA administrator Scott Pruitt has decided not to ban chlorpyrifos, a pesticide widely used on produce.

February 20, 2017

 

beekeepers

Crop-Protecting Fungicides May Be Hurting The Honey Bees

A new study has found that fungi-destroying chemicals may make it harder for bees to metabolize their food. And if they can't get energy, they can't fly.

February 13, 2017

 

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Chlorpyrifos: Linked To Autism, Still On The Market

The safety of chlorpyrifos has been in question for almost three decades. The next step is an outright ban by the EPA, though it's unclear if that will happen.

November 3, 2016

 

A discarded bag of GMO seed corn displays a marketing slogan

Report Stirs Debate Over GMO Benefits

A New York Times investigation showing questionable gains from GMO crops over the last twenty years has sparked a new round of controversy.

October 27, 2016

 

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Farm Groups Blast Dannon For Pledge Against GMOs

A cluster of agriculture organizations has criticized Dannon’s plan to use fewer genetically modified ingredients, calling the move a “major step backward.”

October 26, 2016

 

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Eat Or Be Eaten: How ‘Big Ag’ Came To Be

To understand the significance of corporate changes, you have to go back a century to look at how the industry got to where it is today.

October 19, 2016

 

bees on flowers

Cut Down On Bee-Killing Pesticides? Easier Said Than Done

In Canada, the province of Ontario is trying to crack down on pesticides called "neonics," with mixed results.

September 15, 2016

 

Bayer

Monsanto Accepts $66 Billion Bayer Offer

Together, Bayer and Monsanto will create the largest crop supply company in the world.

September 13, 2016

 

bee on a flower

Minnesota Cracks Down On Neonics, Promising Aid To Bees

Minnesota's governor has ordered new restrictions on the use of neonicotinoid pesticides, which have been blamed for killing bees.

September 6, 2016

 

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How GMOs Cut Pesticide Use, And Perhaps Boosted It Again

Genetically modified crops replaced insecticides, and, at first, some herbicides. But herbicide use has rebounded.

September 6, 2016

 

Gary Wenig in his high tunnel

Farmers Look To Chickens And Bugs As Natural Pesticides

Researchers are looking at ways to combat pests by introducing predatory bugs, but there is danger in introducing a new species to an ecosystem.

August 15, 2016

 

bees

The Colony-Killing Mistake Backyard Beekeepers Are Making

Bee experts warn that novices may be inadvertently putting their hives in danger by not keeping the mite population in check.

August 8, 2016

 

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Watch: The Insect Factory That Breeds Better Bugs

Colorado’s Insectary began in response to a peach pest called oriental fruit moth that devastated the local crop in the 1930’s and 1940’s.

May 19, 2016

 

bees on honeycomb

Buzzkill: Surveys Say Bee Colonies Continue To Decline

According to the National Agriculture Statistics Service survey, varroa mites were the top colony stressor for beekeeping operations with five or more colonies.

April 13, 2016

 

bee on a dandelion

Garden Giant Ditches Class Of Pesticides That May Harm Bees

Ortho is part of the Miracle-Gro family. The company says it decided to phase out neonics from its home and garden products.

March 8, 2016

 

A farmer sprays pesticides on a field from a tractor

EU Mulls New License For Weed Killer

The European Union is drawing battle lines over whether to renew a license for glyphosate, an herbicide the World Health Organization says is linked to cancer.

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