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EPA "in bed" with Monsanto? Supervisor ignores risks and confirms "safety" of Roundup & Dow pesticides – RT USA News

The US Environmental Protection Agency insisted that Monsanto's controversial Glyphosate Weedkiller Roundup is safe, although court rulings have classified it as carcinogenic and studies support its support. Is Monsanto pulling his strings? " The EPA was officially arrested. The relationship between the regulator – the EPA – and the regulated – Monsanto – is too narrow "said lawyer Michael Baum …

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"Bee Safe" pesticides are actually not very safe for bees

In recent years there has been growing concern about the impact of pesticides in agriculture on bee health, with much of the focus being on so-called "neonicotinoids" or "neonics" ("neonics" for short). The neonic has become ever closer, and manufacturers have developed pesticides that are considered "bee safe". However, one of these substances, flupyradifuron (FPF), which is marketed under the …

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French ban on neonicotinoid pesticides that can add to bees enters into force

A bee sits on a sunflower in Oberursel near Frankfurt Photo: Boris Roessler (AP) A French ban on five neonicotinoid pesticides to protect bees from colony collapse took effect on Saturday, Agence France-Press reported By AFP, the French regulations ban all five neonicotinoid pesticides that were once released for the entire continent. Earlier this year, the European Union maintained a …

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The more pesticides the bees eat, the more they like them

Credit: Lilla Frerichs / public domain Bumblebees get a taste for pesticide foods when they are more exposed to them, a behavior that shows potential addictive symptoms. This study of bumblebee behavior suggests that the risk of pesticide-contaminated foods entering bee colonies may be higher than previously thought, which may affect the reproductive success of the colonies. The Proceedings of …

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EU wants to ban bee-killing pesticides

The EU on Friday advocated an almost total ban on insecticides blamed for killing the bee population, which environmentalists call the "beacon of hope". Bees help to pollinate 90 percent of the world's most important crops In recent years, they have died of Colony Collapse Disorder, a mysterious scourge that is partly due to pesticides. The EU countries voted to …

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The EU bans popular pesticides from fields to rescue bee colonies

The European Union is taking drastic steps to protect the world's bee population and will ban the most widely used pesticides by the end of the year. The ban applies to open fields but not closed greenhouses. The move follows many studies that suggest that these pesticides contribute to a dramatic decline in bee populations, a problem that threatens global …

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What a nutritionist wants you to know about pesticides and produce

How worried should we deal with pesticides? There are theoretical concerns about pesticides that worry me as a parent. Winter does not think we should and says, "These concerns are based on values, not science." His study, published in the Journal of Toxicology, found that consuming food on the EEC's Dirty Dozen list was not a real threat and substituting …

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