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Scientists worry EU’s neonicotinoid ban could lead to increase in spraying of other insecticides

Dr Bill Parker, Director of Research, Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), said: “While this decision is not unexpected given ...
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EU health commissioner: Neonicotinoid, glyphosate decisions show European regulations consistent, science-based

No one can blame the European Commission of being in the hands of industry lobbies, as in both the glyphosate ...
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UK National Farmers Union: Neonicotinoid ban could compromise crop protection

The NFU has called the decision to ban the use of neonicotinoids to all outdoor crops as a "regrettable decision ...
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EU approves total ban on neonicotinoid insecticides due to bee health concerns

The European Union will ban the world’s most widely used insecticides from all fields due to the serious danger they ...
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Global consensus finds neonicotinoids not driving honeybee health problems—Why is Europe so determined to ban them?

One of the more intriguing subplots in the melodramatic debate over neonicotinoids and the ‘future of bees’ is the apparent ...
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Eating rare farm animal breeds could actually save them from extinction

When you think about Britain’s endangered animals, hedgehogs, small tortoiseshell butterflies and puffins may spring to mind. But rare breeds ...
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Viewpoint: Friends of the Earth ignores organic pesticides harmful to bees

Friends of the Earth Canada is calling on Ontario Minister of the Environment Chris Ballard to investigate the sale of ...
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Not just pesticides: Honeybee health impacted by habitat loss, nutrition, pathogens and more

Around 2006, beekeepers and scientists started talking about something called colony collapse disorder. CCD at that time was a new phenomenon; suddenly whole hives of ...
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Honeybee population isn’t ‘crashing’ and seed pesticides are not driving health problems—and here’s why

In recent years, articles on honeybees have often started with a sentence like this: “Populations of honeybees have crashed in ...
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Neonicotinoids, glyphosate may impact honeybees’ ability to taste and learn, ‘field realistic’ lab study claims

Hive-bound young honey bees (Apis mellifera) are being poisoned by insecticide and weed killer gathered by their foraging hive mates, ...
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Field study finds no negative impact on bees from neonicotinoid insecticide

In the last decade, the use of neonicotinoid insecticides increased significantly in the agricultural landscape and meanwhile considered a risk ...
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Scientists challenge Center for Biological Diversity report claiming monarch butterflies threatened by dicamba herbicide

Dicamba drifts. Apparently, more than expected by a lot of farmers, agriculture officials and manufacturers. But does that mean, as ...
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Viewpoint: Population declines are a greater crisis than extinctions

Forget extinctions. Population decline is a much greater crisis. ... We watch for extinctions like those with the thought that, ...
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Woman’s death blamed on bee-sting acupuncture promoted by Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop

A 55-year-old Spanish woman has died following repeated exposures to an acupuncture method that uses live, stinging bees instead of ...
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Bee-friendly pesticides? Protein discovery could lead to less toxic neonicotinoid insecticides

[S]tudies have shown that not all the compounds are equally toxic to [honeybees], suggesting that there might be variation in ...
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European Commission faces increasing political pressure to back neonicotinoid insecticides ban to protect bees

EU lawmakers have urged the European Commission to convince member states to back its proposal to ban neonicotinoids and avoid ...
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Did the EPA and Monsanto conspire to hide glyphosate’s health risks?

A recent op-ed in the Sacramento Bee repeated the debunked conspiracy theory that Monsanto manipulated the EPA to hide evidence ...
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Neonicotinoid insecticide levels ‘well below’ those toxic to aquatic life in Canada, research shows

A study into the presence of neonicotinoids in Canadian waterways suggests a ban or restriction of neonicotinoid seed treatments is ...
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Viewpoint: California judge blocks spraying of citrus-killing Asian psyllid, courting disaster

“Judge Orders California Agriculture Officials to Cease Pesticide Use" ... The judge’s decision is so scary because he just indefinitely ...

Bad weather, habitat destruction and pesticides are main threats to monarch butterflies

The number of monarch butterflies that overwintered in forests in Mexico fell for a second straight year, experts say. Monday's ...
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Viewpoint: Field studies suggest bee health issues not linked to neonicotinoid insecticides

According to the European Union Food Safety Authority, most uses of neonicotinoids represent a risk to wild bees and honeybees ...
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Will Australia ban neonicotinoid insecticides despite no evidence of bee declines on the continent?

European farmers are facing a total ban on a common group of pesticides after a report confirms they harm bees, ...
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California almond industry may face challenges as ‘backup bee’ project developed as alternative to honeybee crop pollination cancelled

The almond industry contributes an estimated $21 billion annually to California’s economy and it is completely dependent on honeybees for ...
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European farm groups defend neonicotinoids as environmental NGOs calls for total ban to protect bees

[Editor's note: On Feb. 28, the European Food Safety Authority issued a report concluding that neonicotinoid insecticides pose risks to ...
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Neonicotinoid insecticides pose risks to wild bees and honeybees, European Food Safety Authority says

The world’s most widely used insecticides pose a serious danger to both honeybees and wild bees, according to a major ...
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Viewpoint: Bans on neonicotinoid insecticides may not actually help bees

Public pressure is growing in Australia to ban the sale of pesticides called neonicotinoids because of their harmful effects on bees. The ...
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Canadian beekeepers sue Bayer and Syngenta, blame neonicotinoid manufacturers for bee deaths

A Quebec class-action lawsuit against two producers of neonicotinoids — commonly used insecticides that have been linked to a declining population of honeybees — ...
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Neonicotinoid, fipronil insecticides largely ineffective as pests develop resistance, study says

A new study raises questions about the effectiveness of the two most popular types of agricultural pesticides, noting overreliance on ...