We’re Killing Off Our Vital Insects Too By F. William Engdahl

2 March 2019 — New Eastern Outlook

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Recent independent scientific studies indicate that we are threatening our vital global insect population, including of bees, with widespread extinction through massive deployment of agriculture pesticides. For most of us, insects such as flies or mosquitoes or wasps are nuisances to be avoided. Yet if the latest studies are any indication, we may be in danger of massive elimination of vital insects that maintain nature’s balance. The consequences to life on this planet are only now beginning to be seriously considered.

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The Stomach-Churning Violence of the Agrochemical Oligopoly by Colin Todhunter

6 January 2019 — Dissident Voice

As humans, we have evolved with the natural environment over millennia. We have learned what to eat and what not to eat, what to grow and how to grow it and our diets have developed accordingly. We have hunted, gathered, planted and harvested. Our overall survival as a species has been based on gradual, emerging relationships with the seasons, insects, soil, animals, trees and seeds. And out of these relationships, we have seen the development of communities whose rituals and bonds have a deep connection with food production and the natural environment.

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European Parliament Group Finds Pesticides in Hair Samples Across Europe

8 November 2018 — Sustainable Pulse

The Greens / European Free Alliance group in the European Parliament released the results Wednesday of a unique long-term exposure pesticide testing project, initiated by The Detox Project and Kudzu Science.

148 hair samples were collected from six EU countries: Germany, Denmark, Wales, Italy, France and Belgium between the end of July and October 2018. The samples were then analysed for a selection of 30 pesticides including insecticides, fungicides and herbicides.

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A massive win for the bees

5 May 2018 — SumOfUs

For years, SumOfUs members like you have been taking action to protect the world’s threatened bee populations. And last week, we scored our biggest win yet.

The EU voted for a near-complete ban on three neonics — pesticides that pose a deadly risk to bees and other pollinators. And it’s your actions and the work of our partners across Europe that made this happen.

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Global Breaking News on GMOs and Pesticides 25 April 2018

25 April 2018 — Sustainable Pulse

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UCSF Places Secret Agrichemical Industry Documents including Monsanto Papers Online 

The University of California, San Francisco Industry Documents Library placed online several collections of agrichemical industry documents on Thursday, including some acquired and donated by U.S. Right to Know, a consumer and public health watchdog group. The documents shine light on the public relations, scientific, legislative and regulatory tactics the industry has used to defend […] The post UCSF Places Secret Agrichemical Industry Documents including Monsanto Papers Online …

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Protecting Pollinators Around the World

15 June 2016 — Foodtank

Bee Protecting pollinator health is an issue of global importance, but individuals can make a difference.

According to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), approximately 80 percent of all flowering plant species reproduce with the help of pollinator animals like bees, butterflies, birds, and more. This accounts for at least one third of the world’s food crops, including tomatoes, pepper, strawberries, coffee, apples, carrots, almonds, cocoa, and thousands of others.

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Help stop the bee deaths

2 September 2014 — 38 Degrees

Sent on behalf of Paul, a 38 Degrees member from Norfolk:
In 48 hours, I’m meeting with the government minister in charge of bees – Liz Truss. She’s my MP – I’m going to talk to her about toxic bee-killing pesticides, and why they need to stay off our fields. I’m Paul, a 38 Degrees member from Norfolk. Can you help raise a million voices behind me?
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GMO, Additives, Contaminants and Pesticides. European “Food Safety” on Behalf of the Food and Drink Conglomerates By Colin Todhunter

5 December 2013 — Global Research

According to the website of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), it is the keystone of European Union (EU) risk assessment regarding food and feed safety. The website also states that the EFSA provides independent scientific advice and clear communication on existing and emerging risks and that it is an independent European agency funded by the EU budget. The authority operates separately from the European Commission, European Parliament and EU Member States.

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