"Bees Facing a Poisoned Spring"

"A new generation of pesticides is making honeybees far more susceptible to disease, even at tiny doses, and may be a clue to the mysterious colony collapse disorder that has devastated bees across the world, the US government's leading bee researcher has found. Yet the discovery has remained unpublished for nearly two years since it was made by the US Department of Agriculture's Bee Research Laboratory."

Source: UK Independent, 01/20/2011

"6 Things to Know About the EPA’s New Pesticide Rules"

"For the first time since 1992, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has updated the pesticide protections it requires for the more than two million people who plant and harvest our food. The new protections, which will go into effect in early 2017, could be a game-changer for American farms and workers."

Source: Civil Eats, 10/08/2015

SEJ's Fund for Environmental Journalism Awards Grants to Journalists in Three Reporting Categories

In the Summer 2015 cycle of the Fund for Environmental Journalism, SEJ awarded $43,683 in grants to 11 journalism projects in three reporting categories. Pictured: Cynthia Graber (right) and Nicola Twilley of Gastropod, an an award-winning podcast that looks at food through the lens of science and history.

"Herbicide Scrutiny Mounts as Resistant Weeds Spread in U.S."

"Concerns about the world's most popular herbicide continue to mount, as U.S. agricultural experts note spreading weed resistance to glyphosate. As the key ingredient in Monsanto Co's Roundup herbicide products as well as about 700 other products, glyphosate is widely used on farms as well as residential lawns."

Source: Reuters, 09/23/2015


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