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…

Rachel Carson was wrong about DDT

Yale University’s environmental publication Yale Environment 360 has published an opinion piece by Richard Conniff in which he defends Rachel Carson’s conclusions related to the pesticide DDT. One of the sources to make his case is a 2012 manuscript published in the Malaria Journal. He states the study is a systematic review of why malaria…

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…