Monthly Archives: November 2015

Pesticides stop bumblebees from pollinating apple trees.

The Guardian Newspaper reports a recent study on the use of neonicotinoid pesticides:- “The world’s most widely used insecticides harm the ability of bumblebees to pollinate apple trees, scientists have discovered. The finding has important implications for agriculture and the … Continue reading

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Royal Society study – laboratory and field assessments of neonic toxicity to honeybees

A new study by the Royal Society (The UK national academy of science) says that:- “Although laboratory trials report deleterious effects in honeybees at trace levels of neonicotinoids, field surveys reveal no decrease in the performance of honeybee colonies in … Continue reading

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Campaign to ban use of pesticides in towns

The Pesticides Action Network has launched a Pesticide Free Towns campaign.  They say that many of the pesticides used in urban areas can cause serious illnesses like cancers and birth defects. Children are particularly vulnerable. Hundreds of towns around the … Continue reading

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