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Pests invade Europe after neonicotinoids ban, with no benefit to bee health

The neonics ban in Europe may be backfiring as farmers turn topesticides that had been phased out because of potentially ...

How foods are labeled Non-GMO

Demand for products that don't contain genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, is exploding. "We currently are at over $8.5 billion ...
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Cornucopia Institute: Organic farms industrializing–As sustainability benefits of GMO crops rise

According to key organic supporters, organic farming is no longer the idyllic image that the multi-billion dollar industry promotes. And ...

Herbicides aren’t sole culprit in Monarch butterfly decline

Monarch butterflies are vanishing. Over the last 20 years, fewer and fewer of them have been making the long journey down to ...

Insects provide valuable look into genetics of how societies are built

Eusocial insects are among the most successful living creatures on Earth. Found in terrestrial ecosystems across the globe (on every ...
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Anti anti-GMO organic farmer’s 2015 plea: ‘Let’s end the war over food’

I can't really tell if it was the "packed with pesticides" or the "bashing mom bashes good" phrase that finally ...
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Are we facing a ‘world without wild bees’?

The bee crisis story keeps morphing. At first, we faced global beemageddon with commercial honeybees at risk. With evidence dimming ...
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Bee experts shred ‘Harvard’ neonics-Colony Collapse Disorder study, upbraid journalists for ‘activist science’

North America's most prominent bee experts challenge a well-publicized 'Harvard study' that blamed neonicotinoids for bee deaths and Colony Collapse ...
Beegate 3: Conflicts of interest dog European IUCN bee panel as nenonic ban devastates crops

Beegate 3: Conflicts of interest dog European IUCN bee panel as nenonic ban devastates crops

Crops are failing in the first year of the neonicotinoid ban, anti-neonic scientists are tainted by conflicts of interest, the ...
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Bee-gate: European IUCN task force mired in corruption scandal over neonics ban plot

The European-based IUCN Taskforce on Systemic Pesticides consists of activist scientists that exploit the weaknesses in the peer review process, ...

Ontario farmers claim they are ‘bullied’ by proposed neonics ban

In November, the Ontario premier’s office and the ministry of the environment and climate change revealed its plan to restrict the ...

Opponents to GE trees contend science violates environment and social mores

Organizations against genetically engineered (GE) trees are working across four continents to call for an end to the scientific manipulation ...
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Neonics ban tied to corrupted bee research by scientists at EU’s ethically-challenged IUCN?

Under the auspices of the International Union for Conservation of Nature, activist scientists map out a 4-year strategy to get ...
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Reflections on the Great Biotech Debate: Dissecting the arguments

Intelligence Squared, an organization that organizes public debates across the globe, holds them in traditional Oxford debating style which pits one team ...
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EPA accomplice in environmentalists’ war on neonics?

The Environmental Protection Agency is arguably the worst regulatory agency in the history of the world. But perhaps I understate ...
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EU “independent” bee task force chair plotted to blame neonicotinoids for deaths then cook research to fit PR plan

Research blaming pesticides for the decline in honeybees has been called into question by a leaked note suggesting that scientists ...
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How activists planned assault on neonics (and bees)

Imagine a scenario where a group of people get together to frame the debate about science and even set out ...
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Viewpoint: A wake-up call for US farmers: The EPA is trying to put you out of business

This article originally appeared at Forbes and has been republished here with permission of the author. The Environmental Protection Agency ...
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Bee deaths and neonics: Inside story of Colony Collapse Disorder, Harvard’s Chensheng Lu’s crusade

Two "Harvard studies" by nutritionist Chensheng Lu are the linchpin of the claim that we face a global bee collapse ...
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Why does your cat love you…sort of? DNA unravels feline mysteries

Domestic cats have a reputation as being "marginally tame and lacking in the servile sycophantic affect of the dog." Added ...
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GMO farmers guilty until proven innocent: Monsanto to challenge Maui crop ban

A ban on the growing of GMO crops by Maui County voters by a scant 1077 votes—less than .5 percent of the total—will ...

Cameroon on path to introduce GMO Bt cotton

Cameroon is poised to become the tenth country to grow GMO cotton--a cotton variety modified to express the natural insecticide, the bacterium ...

Citizen scientists embrace urban agriculture

City life may not seem conducive to agriculture but all across America, citizen scientists are learning about the latest methods ...
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How to sell a toxic pesticide the smart way–call it organic

Puzzled about how organic pesticides and synthetic ones have such a different perception among Whole Foods shoppers? Here is an ...

Los Angeles City Council seeks to ban planting and sale of GMO plants

Citing fears of the impact on the environment and public health, the Los Angeles City Council called Tuesday for a ...
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National Wildlife Refuge System bans on GMOs and neonics lack transparency, scientific rationale

While not identifying any specific evidence that pesticides or genetically modified crops might cause environmental or human damage, the NWRS ...
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Should Science and Nature run advertorial by wacky Dr. Bronner’s that misleads on GMOs?

David Bronner, CEO of Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps, presides over a company with famously wacky product labels. ... But apparently, Bronner's ...
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Saving bees requires less pesticides, changing farming

There is much more to “saving the bees” than spring flowers and a golden mascot. Don’t get me wrong, honeybees have ...