Pesticides

The Poison Papers: Dirtiest Darkest Secrets Of The Chemical Industry

100,000 PAGES OF CHEMICAL INDUSTRY SECRETS GATHERED DUST IN AN OREGON BARN FOR DECADES — UNTIL NOW By Sharon Lerner FOR DECADES, SOME of the dirtiest, darkest secrets of the chemical industry have been kept in Carol Van Strum’s barn. Creaky, damp, and prowled by the occasional black bear, the listing, 80-year-old structure in rural … Continue reading The Poison Papers: Dirtiest Darkest Secrets Of The Chemical Industry

Obama Leaves Monsanto In Charge Of Ending Hunger In Africa/Bono Joins In

Obama Leaves Monsanto In Charge Of Ending Hunger in Africa "At the Group of 8 (G8) meetings this past weekend, President Obama and the leaders of the rest of the world's richest nations abandoned their governments' previous commitments to donate $7.3 billion a year to end hunger in Africa, after disbursing only 58 percent of … Continue reading Obama Leaves Monsanto In Charge Of Ending Hunger In Africa/Bono Joins In

EU Restrictions On 3 Bee-Killing Insecticides Enter Into Force

Neonicotinoids are a relatively new class of insecticides derived from nicotine. Due to their high neurotoxicity for insects, neonicotinoids are extremely effective in controlling certain pests. On 1 December 2013, the three neonicotinoid insecticides thiamethoxam (produced by Syngenta), imidacloprid and clothianidin (produced by Bayer), will be subject to a partial two-year ban in the European … Continue reading EU Restrictions On 3 Bee-Killing Insecticides Enter Into Force

Bees Are US: Protect Our Bees, Say No To Bayer And Syngenta

Take action to protect our bees! Wow. Bayer has just sued the European Commission to overturn a ban on the pesticides that are killing millions of bees around the world. A huge public push won this landmark ban only months ago -- and we can't sit back and let Big Pesticide overturn it while the … Continue reading Bees Are US: Protect Our Bees, Say No To Bayer And Syngenta