The junk science behind Oregon’s neonic pesticide ban

Oregon’s legislature is considering a bill, SB 929, that will restrict use of neonicotinoid pesticides. This comes with recent propaganda the press has gobbled up from the so-called Natural Resources Defense Council alleging bee populations are in decline in which neonic pesticide use blamed for the bee population reductions. KATU states the proposed legislation would… Read More The junk science behind Oregon’s neonic pesticide ban

Environmentalists reel against Miami Beach spraying for Zika mosquitoes

Friday morning Miami Beach started spraying with the Naled insecticide in order to eradicate mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus. According to NBC News, spraying was delayed due to concerns raised by local residents who also protested outside City Hall. Early morning spraying was done so harmful effects of spraying to beneficial insects, like bees, would… Read More Environmentalists reel against Miami Beach spraying for Zika mosquitoes

Pesticides are linked to childhood cancers and lower IQ … no, wait!

The Dr. Doom of Bees, Dr. Chengsheng (Alex) Lu, is at it again. In his quest to aid environmentalists in ridding the planet of pesticides so insects can rid the Earth of humans the green’s behalf via his activist science, last week a manuscript in which Lu is the primary author was published in the… Read More Pesticides are linked to childhood cancers and lower IQ … no, wait!

Is Roundup pesticide really safe?

The Hindu out of India has reported that a new study has been published in the journal Toxicology Reports authored by two scientists from Department of Molecular Reproduction, Development and Genetics, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru Medhamurthy Rudraiah and Aparamita Pandey. The researchers are said to have found steroid hormone imbalances in rats exposed… Read More Is Roundup pesticide really safe?

Rolling Stone and media get it wrong on UK pesticide study

An ominous sounding news story published in the media about neonicotinoid pesticides. Rolling Stone weighed on the study’s findings stating that a new study published in Nature’s Scientific Reports journal allegedly showed a link between neonic pesticides and bee colony losses. The author of the Rolling Stone article, CoCo McPherson, included an interview with an… Read More Rolling Stone and media get it wrong on UK pesticide study

The “Beepocalypse” is over: U.S. and Canadian honeybee populations surge

During May of 2013, Time Magazine reported about the Beepocalypse where honeybee populations had gone down dramatically for unknown reasons. It was later determined that bees as a whole were being negatively affected by neonicotinoid pesticides in which the Europe Union and Ontario, Canada and (most recently) the US EPA took steps to restrict if… Read More The “Beepocalypse” is over: U.S. and Canadian honeybee populations surge

UN WHO: DDT linked to cancer …. maybe

A recent Reuters story reveals that the United Nations’ World Health Organization research arm International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has concluded that DDY probably causes cancer with evidence linking the insecticide to non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), testicular cancer and liver cancer. While reviewing a variety of agricultural chemicals it classified DDT as probably carcinogenic… Read More UN WHO: DDT linked to cancer …. maybe