In news that will surprise few anti-GMO activists, farmers across the United States are ditching biotech seeds, as yearly hikes in GM seed prices put them out of reach.
Right now bees and crucial pollinators are being needlessly exposed to toxic pesticides – We need your help today to make sure that America’s endangered pollinators survive!
Bayer and Syngenta, two makers of neonicotinoid pesticides, want the EU ban lifted. Neonicotinoids are the class of pesticides implicated in Colony Collapse Disorder.
It all started when I saw a reference to LL62 rice and decided to google it. And that’s how I stumbled upon the GMO Database. Want to know for which [ … ]
Colony collapse disorder (CCD) threatens the future of our food supply, and a new film looks to raise public awareness about CCD, what’s causing it, and what we can do to stop it.
Even if you don’t eat honey, bees are a critical part of your food supply. Pollinators like bees are a critical part of the life cycle for almost 1/3 of our food crops and 90 percent of wild plants. Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) has been a mystery for many years, but the more researchers dive into what’s killing off bee populations, the more signs point to one thing: pesticides.
Bees are an essential part of our food system, as they pollinate many of the flowering plants we grow food on. “Pollination by honey bees is key in cultivating the crops that produce a full one-third of our food,” Credo Action writes. But if you haven’t heard, you should know that bees have been seeing major colony collapse in recent years. Colony Collapse Disease has decimated bees across the U.S. since 2006, killing off approximately 30% of the population each year.
The chemical giant Bayer — the same Bayer which brought you aspirin, heroin and mustard gas, and currently manufactures a wide variety of pesticides, herbicides, polyurethanes and other questionable chemicals [ … ]