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GMOs and Pesticides - What Concerns Scientists - Via Organic Connections
Science & Tech  (tags: Science, Genetic Engineering, GMOs, Pesticides, Food, Health risks, Humans, Eco-system )

Victoria
- 1875 days ago - organicconnectmag.com
An article outlining the main concerns scientists have about GMOs: their failure to increase yield; pesticide resistance; glyphosate; effects on plant, soil, animal and human biology; unnamed organism; increasing weed resistance; the battle continues.
Huge Honey Bee Losses Across Canada Dash Hopes of Upturn
Science & Tech  (tags: bees, CCD, research, science, pollination, environment, hives, pesticides, investigation, study, discovery, health )

Michael
- 2019 days ago - cbc.ca
When Allan Campbell opened his hives this spring, he expected a buzzing horde of bees to greet him. Instead, he found that four out of every five hives were filled with clumps of dead bees.
Monsanto Guilty of Chemical Poisoning in France
Science & Tech  (tags: Lyon, France, Monsanto, French farmer, Paul Francois, U.S. biotech giant, Monsanto guilty of chemical poisoning, French court, Lasso, weedkiller, pesticides, EU, health effects )

Judy
- 2230 days ago - reuters.com
A French court on Monday declared U.S. biotech giant Monsanto guilty of chemical poisoning of a French farmer, a judgment that could lend weight to other health claims against pesticides.
GE Honeybee
Science & Tech  (tags: bees, Colony Collapse Disorder, ecosystems, environment, food, genetic modification, health, pesticides )

Julie
- 2603 days ago - rodaleinstitute.org
Monsanto sets its sights on "honeybee health" acquiring a company manipulating gene expression.
Are Regulators Doing Enough To Prevent Bee Die-Offs?
Science & Tech  (tags: bees, environment, food security, pesticides, research )

Julie
- 2930 days ago - newwest.net
A veteran Colorado beekeeper is challenging the EPA to remove a widely used pesticide from the market until there's proof it isn't contributing to bee die-offs.
Top USDA Bee Researcher Also Found Bayer Pesticide Harmful to Honeybees
Science & Tech  (tags: bees, Colony Collapse Disorder, food, pesticides, research )

Julie
- 2983 days ago - grist.org
According to a report the lead researcher at the USDA's very own Bee Research Laboratory completed research two years ago suggesting that even extremely low levels of exposure to neonicotinoids makes bees more vulnerable to harm from common pathogens. ,
Layton Prosecutor, Dept. of Agriculture Announce Charges in To One Case
Science & Tech  (tags: pesticides, deaths, Negligent homicide children )

Lone
- 3251 days ago - ksl.com
LAYTON -- Layton prosecutors announced Wednesday afternoon that a pesticide technician and the company he worked for will be charged in the deaths of two young sisters
Tell Obama: No Pesticide Lobbyist Nominees-Please Take Action !!!
Science & Tech  (tags: obama, environment, GeneticEngineering, science, pesticides, safety )

Tierney
- 3397 days ago - change.org
Remember when the pesticide lobby attacked First Lady Michelle Obama because she wasn't championing the use of chemicals in her White House garden? Somehow a top official from CropLife -- the powerful chemical industry trade group that went after Mich
Pesticides Indicted in Bee Deaths
Science & Tech  (tags: honeybees, pollinators, colony collapse disorder, pesticides, farming, environment )

Judy
- 3597 days ago - salon.com
"They're not making decisions about whether the pesticide can be put on the market based on impacts to bees, no matter how much evidence of harm there is," Colangelo says. "The EPA will just approve it anyway and put a warning label on the product."
Group Sounds Alarm on European Bee Industry
Science & Tech  (tags: Bees, pesticides, disease, pollination, food crops, crisis )

Suri
- 3613 days ago - nytimes.com
Europe's beekeeping industry could be wiped out in less than a decade as bees fall victim to disease, insecticides and intensive farming, the international beekeeping body Apimondia said on Monday.
Honeybees In Danger
Science & Tech  (tags: honeybees, pesticides, pollinators, colony collapse disorder, parathion )

Judy
- 3632 days ago - truthout.org
Never in history have honeybees and other pollinators been in such danger. Populations have declined up to 60% in 2009. In 1974 the EPA approved an encapsulated form of nerve gas parathion with time-released pesticide particles the size of pollen grains.
   

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