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Exposure to even low levels of herbicides hinders bees' ability to forage from common wild flowers

4/6/2016 - Bees are important, not just for their ability to churn honey, but for our very livelihood. Without bees, we wouldn't be here. And yet, bees are in trouble. According to a recent study co-authored by a University of Guelph professor, even low levels of herbicides can affect the foraging abilities of...

France is moving towards a full ban on herbicides that are harming bees

4/5/2016 - Three years ago, the European Union strictly limited the use of neonicotinoid herbicides, blocking companies such as Bayer CropScience and Syngenta from selling their chemicals. In that time, honey bee colonies have re-emerged. France's National Assembly are now committed to a full ban on neonicotinoids....

Bee populations see improvement after three toxic herbicides are banned from their environment

3/28/2016 - "It appears that perhaps one-third of our total diet is dependent, directly or indirectly, upon insect-pollinated plants." These words, written in 1976 by retired USDA apiculturist S.E. McGregor, still ring true today. Today, the Economics of Plant Pollination (as his paper was entitled), are more important...

Pesticides and herbicides like glyphosate now strongly linked to Parkinson's disease and other neurological disorders

3/8/2016 - The genes of the human race have never been under such intense pressure from their surrounding environment. Pesticide and herbicide chemicals that confuse, distort and destroy the natural chemistry of life and microbiology, are being sprayed directly on the foods that people eat. The ill effects are...

89 Million pounds of carcinogenic herbicide-laced fertilizer used across the U.S. on lawns, playgrounds and more

3/7/2016 - In a new white paper entitled Human Health and Pesticides: Glyphosate and 2,4-D, the Midwest Pesticide Action Center warns of a ubiquitous source of exposure to toxic chemicals: so-called "Weed and Feed" mixes, or combinations of herbicides and fertilizers that are spread across everything from lawns...

WHO admits Dow's 2,4-D herbicides 'possibly' cause cancer in humans

7/14/2015 - The World Health Organization (WHO) has just released the findings of its research team regarding the herbicide called 2,4-D (2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid). The commonly used herbicide has been classified as "possibly carcinogenic to humans" by the WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer...

Common herbicides spur antibiotic resistance in pathogenic bacteria, study finds

4/10/2015 - Herbicides commonly used for both agriculture and home can induce antibiotic resistance in equally common disease-causing bacteria, according to a study conducted by researchers from Mexico and New Zealand and published in the journal mBio. "Every day you see in the news that there are concerns about...

Monsanto's new herbicide-resistant GM crops threaten American vegetable farmers

3/19/2014 - Many American corn and soybean farmers embrace genetically modified seeds and herbicide chemicals. This biotechnology invention helps them produce higher crop yields without having to worry about weeds. Today's farmers can just apply, en masse, chemicals like glyphosate, which knock out the weeds, allowing...

The trio of herbicides which are poisoning us, our food and our environment

9/20/2012 - Herbicide use in the United States continues to grow unabated and the health consequences are likely to become increasingly dire. Today, we take a look at three widely used herbicides which make up an axis of evil poisoning us, our environment, and our food. RoundupRoundup has been around since the...

Herbicides and cholesterol drugs interfere with taste, could damage metabolism

10/26/2009 - It's not unusual to hear about herbicides having suspected toxic effects or prescription drugs producing side effects. But a new National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded study just published in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry has found another negative and surprising way common herbicides and fibrate...

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