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European bee policy criticized by industry

The new Guidance Document on Risk Assessment of Plant Protection Products on Bees sets unrealistic expectations and enforces measures that ...

Canada: Challenges to bee health are complex, banning neonicotinoids is not the answer

The following is an edited excerpt. The complexity of the issues facing bee health is, unfortunately, too frequently being overlooked ...
Monsanto wants to help honeybees fight mites with biotech

Monsanto wants to help honeybees fight mites with biotech

A new weapon in that fight to save honeybees could be RNA molecules that kill a troublesome parasite by disrupting ...

Honey bee navigation gene identified

The following is an excerpt. In a new study, researchers report that a regulatory gene known to be involved in ...

Roundup-resistant bees seized in Illinois, sparking legal controversy

The following is an edited excerpt. The Illinois Ag Dept.  illegally seized privately owned bees from renowned naturalist, Terrence Ingram, ...

Latest anti-GMO conspiracy theory: GMOs are causing mass death of bees

The following is an edited excerpt. What is happening to California's bees? Are GMOs causing these deaths? I have reason ...

Honey bee brain impacted by pesticides

The following is an edited excerpt. Two new studies have highlighted a negative impact on bees' ability to learn following ...

Scientific sleight of hand and monarch butterflies

The following is an excerpt. A recent article entitled "Monsanto v Monarch Butterflies" begins by examining the argument that GMO ...
Monsanto v. Monarch butterflies

Monsanto v. Monarch butterflies

Monarch butterflies have been on a downward spiral for decades, and the most recent news stories report that monarch numbers ...

EU report urges caution on GE food

The following is an excerpt. A new report, “Late lessons from early warnings: science, precaution, innovation,” from the European Environment ...

Beekeepers petition EU to ban GMOs, pesticides

The following is an excerpt. European beekeepers' battle to save bees and honey from pesticides and genetically engineered contamination kicked ...

Honeybee epigenetics may explain why bees are so sensitive to environmental changes

Scientists from the University of Sheffield, Queen Mary, University of London and the Australian National University, have found that honeybees ...

Just Label It Campaign Urges Congress to Dump the Biotech Rider

Just Label It Campaign Urges Congress to Dump the Biotech RiderSacramento BeeWASHINGTON, Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A national campaign ...
California: Valley farmers fear 'modified' wording in Prop. 37

California: Valley farmers fear ‘modified’ wording in Prop. 37

The Valley's edible crops are grown without genetic engineering, but farmers here still fear a ballot initiative aimed at labeling ...

DNA methylation study finds key to bee destiny

New research published in the journal Nature Neuroscience on September 16, 2012, and reviewed at the Eureka Alert web site ...

Stem cell supplement approved in Taiwan

RBC Life Sciences, Inc. (OTCQB: RBCL) announced today that the Company's stem cell supplement, Stem-Kine™, has been approved for importation ...

Unlikely support for Bt/GM crops

The Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) bacteria protein in plants have not harmed monarch butterflies, honey bees, rats or shown up in ...
Poland beekeepers kick Monsanto out of the hive

Poland beekeepers kick Monsanto out of the hive

The decision comes after thousands of protesters recently took to the streets in demonstration of the undeniable fact that both ...

Anti-GMO group raises concerns about GM products

Biotechnology's promise to feed the world did not anticipate "Trojan corn," "super weeds" and the disappearance of monarch butterflies. But ...

GM corn and sick honey bees – what’s the link?

No farmer in their right mind wants to poison pollinators. When I spoke with one Iowa corn farmer in January ...

Busy beekeepers

“The role of the backyard beekeeper is extremely valuable,” said Serge Labesque, one of the North Bay's most knowledgable beekeepers, ...

Beekeepers win ban on GMOs in Poland

Monsanto’s Mon810 corn, genetically engineered to produce a mutant version of the insecticide Bt, has been banned in Poland following ...