You can always count on the UK Guardian to be a sturdy proponent of Left wing bias and a recent article the paper published on pesticides demonstrates this. The Guardian took it upon itself to print a news story in light of the EPA’s recent decision not to ban chlorpyrifos, a pesticide used in defending… Read More UK paper purports crop pesticide scare, conspiracy theory
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
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
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!
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… Read More Rachel Carson was wrong about DDT
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?
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
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
The government of Great Britain has announced that in some areas of the country it will be briefly legal for neonicotinoid pesticides to be used. According to BBC, the decision comes after British farmers made a second plea for relief due to the ban affecting their canola crop yields. The environmentalist group Friends of the… Read More UK temporarily lifts ban on “neonic” pesticides
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