Pesticides

28.04.2018

Protecting bees – EU set to completely ban outdoor use of pesticides harmful to bees

Protecting bees – EU set to completely ban outdoor use of pesticides harmful to bees

Press Releqse, 27 April 2018 Source: European Commission Today, Member States’ representatives in a Standing Committee have backed a proposal by the European Commission to further restrict the use of three active substances (imidacloprid, clothianidin and thiamethoxam, known as “neonicotinoids”) for which a scientific review concluded that… »

05.03.2017

Seeding the future against destructive neoliberal capitalism

Seeding the future against destructive neoliberal capitalism

By Michael Meurer, Truthout There was much bluster about US job losses under NAFTA in the 2016 election, but walking along the banks of the Río Santiago in the pueblo of Juanacatlán, Mexico, the larger impact of the agreement immediately becomes a searing reality. »

18.08.2016

Pesticides also harmful to wild bees and butterflies, scientists say

Pesticides also harmful to wild bees and butterflies, scientists say

Neonicotinoids, a widely used class of insecticide, are suspected of harming honeybee populations. But there is growing evidence that they might also have detrimental effects on other important pollinators. Researchers believe neonicotinoids might at least in part be responsible for the mass deaths of honeybees around the world. Now two… »

21.12.2015

Soy Business Invades Brazil’s Amazon Jungle

Soy Business Invades Brazil’s Amazon Jungle

Human Wrongs Watch By Fabiana Frayssinet* BELTERRA, Brazil, December 2015 (IPS) – In the northern Brazilian state of Pará, the construction of a port terminal for shipping soy out of the Amazon region has displaced thousands of… »

03.05.2013

U.S. Links Pesticides to Honey Bee Deaths, but Resists Ban

U.S. Links Pesticides to Honey Bee Deaths, but Resists Ban

by Carey L. Biron, IPS WASHINGTON, May 3 2013 (IPS) – A major study by the U.S. government’s environment and agriculture agencies has suggested a strong link between the use of certain pesticides and the widespread deaths that have afflicted honey bee populations around the world in recent years. Still,… »

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