Pesticide build-ups are contaminating Europe’s fields

You reap what you sow.

It’s official: pesticides are harming the bees

Perhaps it’s time to consider a full-scale ban.

How to wash your apples to eliminate pesticides — according to science

Or you could just buy organic.

Pesticides linked to massive bee die off, largest study of its kind confirms

Yet another study — the most important so far — finds that neonicotinoids likely wipe out bees.

Pesticides threaten bees, birds and worms alike

A new study has shown that neurotoxic pesticides blamed for the huge drop in bee numbers are also equally affecting¬†butterflies, worms, fish and birds. Killing the Bees Analyzing two decades of research on the topic, they found out that two classes of pesticides –¬†neonicotinoids and fipronil – show “clear evidence of harm”. “We are witnessing a threat to the productivity

Measuring how effective certain insects are at pollinating

We’ve written extensively about the impending global disaster triggered by the crippling of bee populations worldwide at the hand of¬†Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). Just recently, I wrote an article discussing the findings of a new paper that suggests the leading factors that cause CCD are most complex than previously thought – namely, a whole brew of pesticides and fungicides have

Honeybee dying population linked to pesticide

We’ve reported in the past about the frightening, ever growing cases of honeybee population dye-offs of the past few years, and while no immediate or long term plan has been effective thus far, it seems at least that scientists are identifying the causes. It’s been known for some time that some classes of pesticides are harmful to bees, but a

Pesticides: Germany bans chemicals linked to honeybee devastation

Photo by net_efekt In what is a laudable action, Germany has banned a family of pesticides that are blamed for the deaths of millions of honeybees. This comes after honeybees have had numerous things to suffer from – from climate change to pesticides and diseases which caused millions or even billions of deaths. The German Federal Office of Consumer Protection