pesticides

3 New Studies Show Benefits of Eliminating Pesticides on Cotton Fields

3 New Studies Show Benefits of Eliminating Pesticides on Cotton Fields

Field schools that train farmers in alternative methods of pest control have succeeded in nearly eliminating the use of toxic pesticides by a community of cotton growers in Mali, according to a new Food and Agriculture Organization for the United Nations (FAO) study published yesterday by the London-based Royal Society. The study was conducted in two […]

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    House Legislation Proposed to Ban Bee-Killing Pesticides

    House Legislation Proposed to Ban Bee-Killing Pesticides

    Beyond Pesticides Capitol Hill is buzzing about a new bill that aims to provide long overdue protections for America’s imperiled pollinators. Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) and Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) will be introducing the Save America’s Pollinators Act, calling for the suspension of neonicotinoids, a class of systemic pesticides that are killing bees. Photo courtesy […]

    Americans Unite to Sue EPA Demanding Protection of Bees

    Americans Unite to Sue EPA Demanding Protection of Bees

    By Laura Beans Last week, the beekeeping industry filed legal action against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for approving a new bee-harming pesticide.  According to Beyond Pesticides, the petitioners—including the National Pollinator Defense Fund, American Honey Producers Association, National Honey Bee Advisory Board, the American Beekeeping Federation, and beekeepers Bret Adee, Jeff Anderson and […]

    Worldwide Honey Bee Collapse: A Lesson in Ecology

    Worldwide Honey Bee Collapse: A Lesson in Ecology

    Greenpeace By Rex Weyler We know what is killing the bees. Worldwide Bee Colony Collapse is not as big a mystery as the chemical companies claim. The systemic nature of the problem makes it complex, but not impenetrable. Scientists know that bees are dying from a variety of factors—pesticides, drought, habitat destruction, nutrition deficit, air […]

    Arsenic in Organic Foods Reveals a Wider Problem for All Food Production

    Arsenic in Organic Foods Reveals a Wider Problem for All Food Production

    Organic Trade Association A recently published study by researchers at Dartmouth College has called into question the presence of arsenic in some organic products. While the study itself focused on infant formula, health bars and high energy foods, the resulting interpretation of the findings failed to address the arsenic issue as a serious concern for […]

    Who Will Control the Green Economy?

    Who Will Control the Green Economy?

    ETC Group From the United Nations (U.N.) Rio+20 preparatory meetings in New York, ETC Group launched Who Will Control the Green Economy? The 60-page report connects the dots between the climate and oil crises, new technologies and corporate power. The report warns that the world’s largest companies are riding the coattails of the “Green Economy” […]