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Microscopic algae diet could help honeybees fight off deadly pathogens and other threats

A microscopic algae ("microalgae") could provide a complete and sustainably sourced supplemental diet to boost the robustness of managed honey ...
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Neonicotinoid insecticide ban leaves UK canola farmers with few tools to stop flea beetle resurgence

The bright yellow rapeseed flowers that adorn the British countryside have largely disappeared after crops this season failed. The flaxen ...
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Disease is the greatest threat to bee health. Can we protect them through genetically engineered probiotics?

If you cannot engineer the organism, engineer its microbiome. Since scientists began exploring how to solve problems using synthetic biology, ...
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Viewpoint: Bees and pesticides—Europe’s precautionary rules neglect science, hinder sustainable farming

A core element of EU environmental law is the precautionary principle (PP), which theoretically requires regulators to err on the ...
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No, we aren’t losing all of our honeybees. And neonicotinoid seed coatings aren’t driving their health problems—here’s why

The meme targeting neonics with the not-all-that vulnerable honeybee as their symbol is a powerful fund-raising tool for activists ...
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Viewpoint: There’s no industry conspiracy to corrupt research on bees and neonicotinoid insecticides

There’s a stereotype that industry-funded research is inherently compromised. Perhaps this is true for some specific cases, but for honey ...
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Environmental groups say new EPA pesticide approval rules threaten endangered species

The US Environmental Protection Agency is changing how it evaluates the risks of pesticides to endangered species. Rather than rely ...
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Global plan to halt extinction criticized for failing to address species humans don’t like

A global plan to halt the loss of nature is "weak" in one key area, say scientists. The new 10-year ...
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EU neonic insecticide ban cut UK canola production from 1.8 million acres to 1.3 million annually

In 2012, U.K. farmers seeded about 1.8 million acres of oilseed rape [canola]. But over the last eight years, acreage ...
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Viewpoint: It’s time to stop ‘worrying’ whether gene-edited plants and animals are GMOs—and set aside senseless regulations

Finding the best path starts with understanding what gene editing actually is -- and isn't ...
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Bumble Bee Foods launches plant-based seafood venture as consumers ‘pivot away’ from canned tuna

Bumble Bee Foods is hooked on plant-based seafood. The tuna maker announced [March 2] a joint distribution venture with vegan ...
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Vegans vs. Meat Eaters: When it comes to nutrition, the ‘what’s better’ debate has gone off the rails

The vegan vs meat eater farce has become a complete circus. The cruel irony is that by confusing ideology at ...
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‘Bee-washing’ by advocacy groups and product pushers: We should shift the focus to native bees not honeybees

Amid the worry over the loss of honey bees, a far quieter but just as devastating loss is occurring among ...
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Kenya begins pesticide spraying to fight ‘locust swarm of the century,’ but critics abound

As the devastating locust invasion continues to spread in East Africa and a new wave of locusts is gathering, pesticide ...
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Viewpoint: Glyphosate causes kidney disease? Debunking anti-GMO activist Vandana Shiva’s herbicide junk science

Seeing Vandana Shiva hosted at the University of California made me embarrassed to be a UC parent, alum, and faculty ...
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Australia’s stingless bees: Beekeepers’ best defense against deadly varroa mite?

Australia’s native stingless bees could be a key line of defense for the nation’s horticulture industry against the dangerous bee ...
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FDA defends CRISPR-edited animal rules likely to block most uses: Is the agency trying to avoid litigation from anti-GMO groups?

"How can the presence of one identifiable variant justify the costs and delays of mandatory FDA oversight?" ...
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Technology breeds sustainability on Brazilian family farm

As Brazilian farmer and attorney Henrique Gustavo Fiorese sees it, the future of agriculture depends on technology and sustainability.Though either ...
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Video: Impossible Foods hits back at Super Bowl ad alleging plant-based beef contains laxative

The Center for Consumer Freedom ran a Super Bowl commercial alleging that plant-based meat alternatives are not as healthy as ...
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Bumblebees disappearing at rates ‘consistent with mass extinction’ as climate changes

When you were young, were you the type of child who would scour open fields looking for bumble bees? Today, ...
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Viewpoint: Almond growers driving bees to ‘extinction’? Challenging the latest pollinator decline scare story

The policies of greens are a greater threat to wildlife than high-yield agriculture ...
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Farmers cheer EPA rulings on glyphosate, neonicotinoid pesticides, while activists pan them as concessions to industry

In a move heralded by farmers but panned by environmental groups, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to reapprove ...
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Bees may fare better in flower-rich cities than countrysides, research shows

Cities all over the world are expanding. A number of studies have already shown that the conversion of natural areas ...
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EPA approves continued use of controversial neonicotinoid insecticides, with added restrictions to protect bees

The EPA announced [Jan 30] it supports the continued use and registration of neonicotinoids, a class of insecticides linked to ...
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Genetically engineered bacteria could inoculate honeybees against deadly varroa mites, deformed wing virus

Scientists from The University of Texas at Austin report in the journal Science that they have developed a new strategy ...
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A Rwandan farmer’s son: Why I advocate for GMO crops in Africa

Being raised in a family where all income came from my mother’s farm is something hard to forget. My mother ...
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The Varroa destructor mite is the greatest threat to US honeybees, and why things could get worse.

Researchers are looking at a long-term solution: develop bees that can fend off Varroa themselves ...
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EPA to decide the future of dicamba, neonicotinoids and other controversial pesticides in 2020

The EPA this year will deliver important decisions to U.S. agriculture, including on chlorpyrifos, glyphosate, the neonicotinoids, pyrethroids, atrazine and ...
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