BATTLE FOR THE BEES: Dying Bees Raise Alarm For Humans – Europe Bans Pesticide

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29 April 2013 – LifeWise

Europe will enforce the world’s first continent-wide ban on widely used insecticides linked to serious harm in bees, after a European commission vote on Monday, April 29, 2013.

The landmark suspension is a victory for millions of environment campaigners concerned about dramatic declines in bees who were backed by experts at the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). But it is a serious defeat for the chemical companies who make billions a year from the products and also UK ministers, who both argued that the ban will harm food production.

“Today’s pesticide ban throws Europe’s bees a vital lifeline, following a massive campaign backed by 2.6 million people,” said Iain Keith, at Avaaz. “Europe is taking science seriously and must now put the full ban in place, to give bees the breathing space they need.”… http://southweb.org/lifewise/europe-will-enforces-worlds-first-continent-wide-ban-on-insecticides-harming-bees/

 

May 12, 2013 Nation Of Change
U.S. APPROVES BEE DEATH PESTICIDE AS E.U. BANS IT http://www.nationofchange.org/us-approves-bee-death-pesticide-eu-bans-it-1368372299

 

May 10, 2013 National Geographic

THE PLIGHT OF THE HONEYBEES http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/13/130510-honeybee-bee-science-european-union-pesticides-colony-collapse-epa-science/?conf=714690f7-017e-4691-a8d0-072ad4787a6b#

 

May 10, 2013 Thing Progress
WHY YOU SHOULD CARE THAT NEARLY A THIRD OF U.S. HONEY BEES DIED LAST WINTER http://thinkprogress.org/health/2013/05/10/1974281/honey-bees-food-crisis/

 

May 11, 2013 Focusing on Wildlife
WILD BIRD SEED COATED WITH NEONICOTINOIDS IS DEADLY TO SONGBIRDS AND WILDLIFE  http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/conservation-group-seeks-assurance-that-wild-bird-seed-products-are-pesticide-free/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=conservation-group-seeks-assurance-that-wild-bird-seed-products-are-pesticide-free

 

April 30, 2013 – New Scientist
GOOD ARTICLE EXPLAINING RESEARCH : BEES NEED EUROPE’S PESTICIDE BAN, WHATEVER THE UK OR US SAYS http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn23465-bees-need-europes-pesticide-ban-whatever-the-uk-says.html?page=1

 

May 13, 2013 Focusing On Wildlife
WIDELY USED INSECTICIDE CONTAMINATING WATER SUPPLIES, TRIGGERING WILDLIFE DIE OFF http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/widely-used-insecticide-contaminating-water-supplies-triggering-wildlife-die-off-in-europe/

 

May 8, 2013 Guardian Environment
U.S. HONEYBEES THREATENED AS 31% OF COLONIES DIED OUT IN 2012 (Pesticides Weaken Immune Systems) http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/may/08/honey-bees-threatened-colonies-extinct-2012

 

January 10, 2012 Mother Jones

BAYER RAKES IN $1 BILLION IN 2010 WITH BEE-KILLING PESTICIDES

http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2012/01/purdue-study-implicates-bayer-pesticide-bee-die-offs

 

April 29, 2013 Guardian UK – George Monbiot
BEWARE THE RISE OF GOVERNMENT SCIENTIST TURNED LOBBYISTS http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/apr/29/beware-rise-government-scientists-lobbyists

 

 

                ———PESTICIDES ARE POISON. PERIOD——–

 

May 11, 2013 Focusing on Wildlife

PESTICIDE PESTILENCE: NEONICOTINOIDS DEADLY TO SONG BIRDS – COATED WILD BIRD SEED BEING SOLD TO CONSUMERS?
http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/conservation-group-seeks-assurance-that-wild-bird-seed-products-are-pesticide-free/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=conservation-group-seeks-assurance-that-wild-bird-seed-products-are-pesticide-free

 

May 2, 2013 Guardian Environment
USA BOWS TO POWERFUL BIOTECH CHEMICAL CARTEL – REJECTS EU CLAIM OF INSECTICIDE AS PRIME REASON FOR BEE COLONY COLLAPSE http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/may/02/us-bee-report-pesticide-eu

 

May 3, 2013 Mother Jones, Tom Philpott
EUROPE BANS BEE HARMING PESTICIDES: USA KEEPS SPRAYING

In the US, neonic-treated crops cover a land mass equivalent to as much as twice the size of the California. http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2013/05/eu-ban-bee-harming-pesticides-puts-pressure-us-epa

 

May 3, 2013 World Environmental News
AS HONEY BEE NUMBERS DROP, U.S. SEES THREAT TO FOOD SUPPLY http://planetark.org/wen/68568

 

May 3, 2013 Mongabay
WIDELY USED INSECTICIDE CONTAMINATING WATER SUPPLIES, TRIGGERING WILDLIFE DIE-OFF IN EUROPE http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0503-gen-imidacloprid-europe.html

 

ARE NEONICOTINOIDS TOO BIG TO BAN? http://www.theorganicview.com/health/are-neonicotinoids-too-big-to-ban/

 

May 5, 2013 2013 Sacramento Bee
DYING BEES RAISE ALARM FOR HUMANS http://www.sacbee.com/2013/05/05/5393859/dying-bees-raise-alarm-for-humans.html

 

IF PESTICIDES ARE STRESSING AND KILLING BEES, WHAT’S IT DOING TO US http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?q=BEES+PESTICIDES#post_3998071752

 

        ————– PESTICIDE INDUSTRY PUSHES BACK —————

 

 +++++MONSANTO RIDER” IN FARM BILL EXEMPTS AGRIBUSINESS FROM LIABILITY FOR BIOCROPS, PESTICIDES, CHEMICALS AND ELIMINATES GOVERNMENT POWER TO REGULATE THEM … http://grist.org/article/frankenfoods-hitch-a-ride-through-congress-but-you-can-help-stop-them/

 

January 10, 2012 Mother Jones

BAYER ALONE RAKES IN $1 BILLION IN 2010 WITH BEE-KILLING PESTICIDES

http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2012/01/purdue-study-implicates-bayer-pesticide-bee-die-offs

 

May 3, 2013 Guardian Environment – Damian Carrington
REVEALED: GERMANY’S SECRET BID TO KILL BAN ON BEE-HARMING PESTICIDES http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/damian-carrington-blog/2013/may/03/bees-pesticides-neonicotinoid-germany

 

April 11, 2013 Corporate Europe Observatory

PRIVATE LETTERS REVEAL SYNGENTA AND BAYER’S FURIOUS LOBBYING AGAINST BEE PESTICIDE BAN  http://corporateeurope.org/publications/pesticides-against-pollinators

 

April 30, 2013 EurActive
INSECTICIDE FIRMS IN SECRET BID TO STOP BAN THAT COULD SAVE BEES http://www.euractiv.com/sustainability/insecticide-firms-secret-bid-ban-news-519410

 

THE GLOBAL CHEMICAL BIOTECH CARTEL – AN UNPRECEDENTED POWER OVER AGRICULTURE AND  WORLD FOOD SUPPLY http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1716244040/the-global-chemical-biotech-cartel-an-unprecedented-power-over-world-agriculture-and-human-health

 

NEW CHARGES AGAINST MONSANTO’S “PESTICIDE” ROUNDUP – THE ULTIMATE KILLING MACHINE http://sco.lt/5bdPhx

 

 

 

May 3, 2013 Mongabay
WIDELY USED INSECTICIDE CONTAMINATING WATER SUPPLIES, TRIGGERING WILDLIFE DIE-OFF IN EUROPE http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0503-gen-imidacloprid-europe.html

 

May 1, 2013 Earth Justice
PESTICIDE REGULATION OVERHAUL NEEDED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE FROM PESTICIDES http://earthjustice.org/news/press/2013/pesticide-regulation-overhaul-needed-to-protect-wildlife-from-pesticides

 

May 1, 2013 – The Guardian

THESE ‘BEE’ KILLING PESTICIDES TERMINATE MORE THAN JUST BEES: STUDY LINKS INSECTICIDE USE TO INVERTEBRATE DIE OFFS http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/may/01/study-links-insecticide-invertebrate-die-off

 

May 2, 2013 – FEEDING BEES GMO PESTICIDE CORN SYRUP WEAKENS IMMUNE SYSTEM AND HONEY BEE HEALTH http://www.beekeepereric.com/?p=307

 

THOUSANDS OF FARMERS DYING: STUDY LINKS KIDNEY DISEASE TO AGROCHEMICALS http://sco.lt/8EMqMj

 

LASHINGS OF PESTICIDES “STUNNING” DIFFERENCE OF GM FROM NON-GMO CORN http://sco.lt/5X53bt

 

THE INSECTICIDES — IMIDACLOPRID AND CLOTHIANIDIN PRODUCED BY BAYER, AND THIAMETHOXAM, MADE BY SYNGENTA — are used to treat genetically engineered seeds, and applied to soil or sprayed on bee-attractive plants and cereals http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/EU_to_ban_pesticides_linked_to_bee_deaths_999.html

 

April 29, 2013 EurActive

GREEN NGOs HAIL ‘HISTORIC’ VICTORY IN PESTICIDE VOTE http://www.euractiv.com/sustainability/environment-ngos-hail-historic-v-news-519428

 

April 30, 2013 Yale Environment 360
DECLINING BEE POPULATIONS POSE THREAT TO GLOBAL AGRICULTURE  http://e360.yale.edu/feature/declining_bee_populations_pose_a_threat_to_global_agriculture/2645/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+YaleEnvironment360+%28Yale+Environment+360%29

 

April 29, 2013 Buglife
EUROPEAN COMMISSION PLACES A TEMPORARY SUSPENSION ON DANGEROUS INSECTICIDES – BUT WILL IT BE ENOUGH TO SAVE THE POLLINATING BEES? European Commission places a temporary suspension on dangerous insecticides http://www.buglife.org.uk/News/European+Commission+places+a+temporary+suspension+on+dangerous+insecticides

 

WHY IS OUR FOOD BEING MADE AND MODIFIED BY THE WORLD’S LARGEST PESTICIDE MANUFACTURERS? http://gmo-awareness.com/all-about-gmos/gmo-defined/

 

THINK THOSE CHEMICALS AND PESTICIDES IN YOUR FOOD HAVE BEEN TESTED? http://sco.lt/7QxMob

 

WATCH:

+++”BITTER SEEDS’ FILM TRAILER: MONSANTO, GMO SEEDS, PESTICIDES AND INDIAN FARMER SUICIDES http://sco.lt/5F90Mr

 

INDIA: 8,200 FARMERS SUICIDE: MAHARASHTRA STATE REVOKES MONSANTO’S COTTON SEED LICENSE DUE TO PESTICIDE OVERUSE  http://sco.lt/6UU39d

 

HOW YOU BECAME A GUINEA PIG FOR THE CHEMICAL CORPORATIONS  http://sco.lt/5fQh73

 

 

———————-BATTLE FOR THE BEES——————– 

 

April 25, 2013 – Sun Journal

U.S. SENATORS INTRODUCE BILL TO —  “REDUCE” — REGULATIONS ON PESTICIDES  http://www.newbernsj.com/news/business/hagan-co-sponsors-bill-to-reduce-regulations-on-pesticides-1.132767in-the-air

 

April 5, 2013 Science News

YET ANOTHER STUDY LINKS INSECTICIDE IN GMOs TO BEE LOSSES Findings point to treated corn seed — and corn syrup — as possible links to a pandemic afflicting North American pollinators http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/339726/description/Yet_another_study_links_insecticide_to_bee_losses

 

27 March 2013 – Seed Daily

USA REGULATORS UNDER FIRE OVER RISKY PESTICIDES THAT PUT PEOPLE AND VALUABLE CROP POLLINATORS, LIKE BEES, IN PERIL http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/US_regulators_under_fire_over_bee-toxic_pesticides_999.html

 

Feb 28, 2013 – Smithsonian Magazine

COULD DISAPPEARING WILD INSECTS TRIGGER A GLOBAL CROP CRISIS? BENEFICIAL POLLINATORS, BEES AND PESTICIDES  http://sco.lt/9Id8RV

 

MONARCH BUTTERFLY MIGRATION PLUNGES 59%. NOW AT LOWEST LEVEL EVER http://sco.lt/5WgK8n

 

SAVE THE BEES, SAVE THE BERRIES, SAVE ME http://sco.lt/89uHUv

 

April 12, 2013 – Honey Colony – Mark Bittman

PESTICIDES:  THE THREAT IS MORE ACUTE THAN EVER http://www.honeycolony.com/article/pesticides-now-more-than-ever/

 

      ————————————————————————-

                              THE CANARY IN THE COAL MINE

  IF THESE CHEMICALS AND PESTICIDES ARE KILLING OUR INSECTS AND BIRDS, WHAT ARE THEY DOING TO US?

                          —————————————–

 

++++WHAT PESTICIDE EXPOSURE IS DOING TO YOUR BODY http://sco.lt/7IKHmD

 

May 10, 2013 Honey Colony
SAME HIGH-FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP USED IN OUR SOFT DRINKS LINKED TO BEE COLONY COLLAPSE http://www.honeycolony.com/article/high-fructose-corn-syrup-linked-to-bee-colony-collapse/

 

FOOD ALLERGIES, CANCER, ILL HEALTH LINKED TO PESTICIDES http://sco.lt/4megAz

 

April 30, 2013 Elephant Journal
BUTTER, SALT, AND A SIDE OF POISON: HOW TO PROTECT YOUR FAMILY FROM MONSANTO AND GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD http://www.elephantjournal.com/2013/04/butter-salt-a-side-of-poison-how-to-protect-your-family-from-monsanto-genetically-modified-foods-marylee-fairbanks/

 

February 8, 2012 Food Integrity Campaign

DROWNING IN HERBICIDE: MONSANTO IGNORES HEALTH CONCERNS http://www.foodwhistleblower.org/blog/23-2012/286-drowning-in-herbicide-monsanto-ignores-health-concerns

 

CHEMICAL “SOUP” CONNECTION BETWEEN TOXINS AND POOR HEALTH – SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN http://sco.lt/4srC4n

 

CHEMICAL CREEP: HOW TOXIC CHEMICALS ARE SNEAKING INTO YOUR FOOD AND YOUR BODY – March 7, 2013 Huffington Post  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/07/toxic-chemicals-food-body_n_2829270.html

 

HOW BIOTECH CORPORATIONS AND GMO CROPS ARE THREATENING THE ENVIRONMENT AND HUMANKIND ALIKE http://sco.lt/7OmezB

 

8 WAYS CORPORATIONS ARE POISONING OUR FOOD, WATER AND EARTH

http://www.nationofchange.org/8-ways-corporations-are-poisoning-our-food-water-earth-1362318238

 

HOW GMO FOODS AFFECT HEALTH – GENE ALTERED FOODS NOW LARGE PART OF AMERICAN DIET http://dailyhealthpost.com/how-gmo-foods-affect-health/#axzz2NCebcdtc

 

April 30, 2013 Elephant Journal
BUTTER, SALT, AND A SIDE OF POISON: HOW TO PROTECT YOUR FAMILY FROM MONSANTO AND GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD http://www.elephantjournal.com/2013/04/butter-salt-a-side-of-poison-how-to-protect-your-family-from-monsanto-genetically-modified-foods-marylee-fairbanks/

 

 

 

WATCH:

+++THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO  (FULL LENGTH)  THE LEADER OF THE CHEMICAL BIOTECH CARTEL http://sco.lt/7FFsXZ

 

May 31st 2012 – The Economist
+++VIDEO: SUBTLE POISON – BEES AND INSECTICIDES http://www.economist.com/node/21551451?fsrc=scn/fb/wl/ar/subtlepoison

 

 

 

 

 

 

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