Remember meForgot password?
    Log in with Twitter

Pesticides News

Neonic pesticide risk to U.S. waterways

Neonicotinoids have been found in more than half of streams sampled across the U.S. The findings come from a team of U.S. government researchers.

Bees prefer nectar laced with insecticide

London - As controversy mounts over the U.K.’s decision to allow the limited use of neonic pesticides — troubling new research shows bees are drawn to plants sprayed with the powerful insect-killing chemical.

Op-Ed: Farm-raised salmon — What you don't know about your fish

I recently wrote a story about salmon farming practices in Chile. I focused on the horrendous amount of antibiotics used by fish farmers, and then I became curious. Why were human-use antibiotics being used at all? Here is what I found out.

The risks of methyl bromide exposure remain

Methyl bromide is a highly toxic pesticide. Although it is not permitted to be used in areas close to human habitation, incidences of poisoning still occur according to the U.S. CDC.

U.K. government lifts ban on neonicotinoid pesticides

London - Despite restrictions throughout Europe, and parts of Canada, the U.K. Conservative government has lifted the ban on neonicotinoid pesticides in certain parts of the country. This has raised concerns about the plight of bees.

Mites, not pesticides, killing the bees?

A Mississippi State University Extension Service apiculture specialist has challenged the assumption that the indiscriminate use of pesticides is responsible for the decline in bee populations. This theory is mites.

Ontario backs restriction on bee-killing pesticides

Toronto - Ontario has issued a new regulation aimed at reducing the use of seeds treated with neonicotinoid pesticides. This type of nicotine-formulated pesticides is connected with the decline of bees.

New campaign to save bees from pesticides

In 2013 neonicotinoid pesticides were temporarily banned in Europe due to a 'high acute risk' to honey bees. An environmental organization wishes the matter to be extended to a complete ban.

Bees are drawn to pesticides, triggering risk of death

A study shows bees prefer food laced with pesticides. Further research adds to the evidence that such chemicals are harmful to some pollinators.

Pesticide use in Europe is harming the bees

Brussels - Some European governments have claimed that neonicotinoid pesticides are not harming bees or other wildlife. This has been challenged by Europe's 29 academies of sciences who are arguing just the opposite.

Lowe's to halt sale on neonics - Only sell plants free of neonics

Home improvement chain Lowe's Cos. Inc. is joining with a number of other retailers in saying "so long" to a class of pesticides that may be responsible for the dwindling numbers of honeybees across the world.

Second child in the family dies due to pesticide poisoning

Fort Mcmurray - It was a sad day for the residents of Fort McMurray in Alberta after a two-year-old boy joined his eight-month-old sister in death due to pesticide poisoning.

Diet changes help bees resist pesticides

Pesticides pose a risk to bees and the loss of bees impacts of framing through a reduction in pollination. Researchers have found that the diet of the bee affects resistance, and this could help protect bee populations.

Biblical plague of Locusts hits Madagascar three years in a row

As in the eighth plague described in the Bible's Book of Exodus, locusts are swarming over Madagascar for the third year in a row. Thick, black clouds blot out the sun as they gobble up crops and ravage the countryside until nothing is left.

New report says pesticide threat goes far beyond birds, bees

More than 50 years after Rachel Carson’s book Silent Spring sounded the alarm on the dangers of pesticides and their effect on birds, a new report shows the problem is worldwide, and threatens a broad range of species.

Lobby against bee-killing pesticides Special

Brussels - Activists and critical shareholders from Coordination Bayer Gefahren (CBG) and European beekeepers are demanding that Bayer drop its lawsuit against the European Commission over bee-killing pesticides.

High level of pesticides found in frozen food products of Japan

Several people in Japan have fallen sick after consuming frozen food products contaminated with high amounts of pesticide.

Weedkillers now linked to depression among farmers

Insecticides used by farmers have been previously linked to higher risk of Parkinson’s disease. Now a new study links weedkillers to depression in a study of French farmers that could also mean health risks for the average gardener.

Electronic ‘nose’ invented to scan for pesticides in food

An electronic sensor has been developed to identify pesticides in food. The device uses a nano-sensor array that can detect small quantities of harmful airborne substances that can emanate from food.

Pesticides pose major risk to invertebrate species

Leipzig - A new science paper indicates that agricultural pesticides, even when used at levels considered safe, can cause devastating losses of invertebrate species.

In photos ─ Activists March against Monsanto in Washington, D.C. Special

Washington - Activists around the world today gathered in their communities to unite for the March against Monsanto. Supporters of this cause would like to see foods containing GMOs, along with dangerous chemicals, banned. Or, at least, labeled.

Californian wildfires burn toxic pesticides

Los Angeles - Residents in Southern California have been warned not to breathe in the smoke caused by massive wildfires which have broken out across a huge swathe of countryside.

Commonly used pesticide may harm birds

A new report suggests that a commonly used class of pesticides, known as neonicotinoids or neonics, may be more harmful to birds than previously though.

New study aims at better control of bed bugs

Cincinnati - Bed bugs cause many problems. The insects are very difficult to get rid of and can be resistant to pesticides. Now a science team says targeting the bacteria inside the insects can lead to new and more efficient pesticides.

One in five French bottled water brands contaminated with drugs

A study by a consumer magazine and an NGO has found that one in five brands of French bottled water are contaminated with drugs and pesticides.

Tests show 9 in 10 French wines contain pesticides, fungicides

Bordeaux - A recent study by a French laboratory shows that nine out of every ten French wines contain pesticide and fungicide chemicals.

How pesticides in your water might be causing food allergies

Researchers are linking the use of pesticides used to purify tap water to food allergies that are becoming a significant problem in the Western world.

Devastating impacts of GM crops for American farmers

According to revelations made by U.S scientists, GM crops have led to the unfortunate consequence of hugely increased use of pesticides over the last 16 years. Farmers have no choice but to use dangerous chemicals to fight superweeds.

Video interview: Monsanto's history marred by scandal

Washington - RT America produced an interview show between Elizabeth Wahl and Abby Martin, discussing the scandalous history of the agro-giant Monsanto.

Study shows effects of maternal & fetal exposure to pesticides

A new scientific study now shows that the Bt-toxin, known as Cry1Ab toxin, kills human embryonic kidney cells. Combined with Monsanto's RoundUp, it can delay apoptosis, thus promoting cancer.
  1 2 Next»

Set up a news alert for


Pesticides Image

As bee populations decline throughout the world  research has shown there is a link between the use ...
As bee populations decline throughout the world, research has shown there is a link between the use of Neonicotinoid pesticides and bee deaths.
Slate Magazine
Tap water purifier implicated as a possible cause of food allergies.
Tap water purifier implicated as a possible cause of food allergies.
Pollinators help pollinate over 75% of our flowering plants  and nearly 75% of our crops. So why are...
Pollinators help pollinate over 75% of our flowering plants, and nearly 75% of our crops. So why are we killing them?
Screen grab
Tainted frozen food sickens hundreds in Japan. Maruha Nichiro Holdings  runs the factory that allege...
Tainted frozen food sickens hundreds in Japan. Maruha Nichiro Holdings, runs the factory that allegedly produced the tainted products (January 8, 2014). A human body is affected by the chemicals after consuming tainted food
With permission by Reuters
California High Desert Honey Bees Immersed in Yellow beavertail Cactus Pollen.
California High Desert Honey Bees Immersed in Yellow beavertail Cactus Pollen.
Jessie Eastland aka Robert DeMeo
Did you know that one-third of all food is produced as a result of insect pollination? And the Europ...
Did you know that one-third of all food is produced as a result of insect pollination? And the European honeybee is responsible for about 80 percent of this.
Nick Pitsas, CSIRO
A pesticides sign in Manito Park in Spokane  WA
A pesticides sign in Manito Park in Spokane, WA
Rat and insect poison vendor s stall at a market in the Dongguan section of Linxia City.
Rat and insect poison vendor's stall at a market in the Dongguan section of Linxia City.
Farmer spraying pesticides on crop.
Farmer spraying pesticides on crop.

Latest News
Top News