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insect numbers fall by 76% in 27 years signaling an impending 'ecological armageddon'

The Guardian are warning of an ecological armageddon due to the data published in a study released yesterday which shows that insect populations have declined by over 75% in the last quarter century. “Insects make up about two-thirds of all life on Earth [but] there has been some kind of horrific decline,” said Prof Dave Goulson […]

Posted: October 19 2017
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rachel's war

In the Spring of 1962, The New Yorker published Rachel Carson’s anti-pesticide manifesto, Silent Spring, in three installments. Carson’s message quickly transcended the magazine’s readership, eliciting a national response that would eventually lead to a federal ban on DDT for agricultural use and the creation of the EPA. In honor of Carson’s legacy and Women’s […]

Posted: April 1 2016
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pesticides show up in rainwater in four agricultural watersheds

Read this 2008 study on the University of Nebraska's Digital Commons. The study publishes research supported by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program done in 2003 and 2004, which found statistically significant levels of herbicides and insecticides in rainwater in Maryland, Indiana, Nebraska, and California. We'd like to know how these […]

Posted: January 3 2016
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protect our babies

We're reposting this message from Michelle in California, as sent by Mom's Across America. It's powerful and important. Please take the time to visit, read, and consider signing and sharing the petition at the bottom. Trigger warning: content about birth defects, miscarriage, and infant death. "I lost my baby due to anencephaly.  I was exposed to […]

Posted: December 27 2015
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USDA scientists suspended in connection to his research on monarchs

Sit back, friends. I've got a story for you. (Spoiler alert, it involves pesticides, pollinators, USDA protection of Big Ag interests, and the failure of the US government to protect whistleblowers.) “Politics inside USDA have made entomology a high risk specialty.” In early 2015, USDA scientist, Dr. Jonathon Lundgren submitted his research on pesticides and pollinators […]

Posted: November 29 2015
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sweet little cherry bombe

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NT05qEJxUk] Trailer for 2013 film More Than Honey about colony collapse in honey bees. The film has won a number of international awards and is rated 100% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. 

Posted: November 29 2015
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save the bees (3 ways)

Watch this short interview: Tree Hive Bees- Scientific Research to Save the Honeybees For those who are concerned about the plight of the honeybees, here's a recent interview with a bee researcher who is doing novel work to try and find solutions. This may be a timely video given that there are still groups out there […]

Posted: August 5 2015
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class action lawsuit to ban GMOs and pesticides in argentinaG

From Sustainablepulse.com A federal judge in Argentina has ruled that an unprecedented class action lawsuit, demanding a ban on the release of GMOs and their associated pesticides, can proceed. Source:  www.lacapital.com.ar (Spanish) Translated by GM Watch The lawsuit asks the government to provisionally suspend the uncontrolled open release of GMOs – for example, the sale of RR2 […]

Posted: June 25 2015
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pesticide database

An incredible resource for information about pesticides, particularly the ones you see the containers of laying in the field near your house… PAN Pesticides Database The Pesticide Product Search page allows you search for formulated pesticide products. Formulated pesticide products typically contain mixtures of active ingredients and other ingredients. Active ingredients are listed on the labels of all U.S. pesticide […]

Posted: March 3 2014