Study: Correct neonic use reveals no honeybee colony risk

If correctly used, a University of Guelph research team found no colony-level risk to honeybees from neonic pesticides after going through a number of published and unpublished manuscripts. Upon the request of Bayer and Syngenta, researchers at the University of Gelph, headed by toxicologist Keith Solomon and aide teacher Gladys Stephenson, examined 64 papers from…

Swiss bee expert: focus on vorra mites, not pesticides

A bee specialist out of Switzerland named Jean-Daniel Charrière was interviewed by Swissinfo in which Dr. Charrière states that while neonic pesticides should be concerned about neonic pesticides, but the biggest threat to bee populations and the focus of policies to help them should be on vorra mites. He is quoted as saying: For the…

Study: [Round Up] won’t give you cancer

A recent write-up by author Ron Bailey at Reason cites a manuscript that was published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute states that using glyphosate won’t give you cancer. The chemical is produced by Monsanto that enables farmers to to kill weeds by spraying it on genetically modified crops developed to resist pesticides.…

Scientific fraud scandal breaks out at UN cancer research body

The United Nations’ International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) was founded in 1965 to examine human carcinogens and to guide health policy. However, in an essay written by biomedical scientist and author Dr. Alex Berezow, over time the agency has degenerated into a body that promotes hype rather than actual scientific investigation. For example,…

Toxicologist: Neonic honey contamination study “misleading” and “illogical”

Earlier this month, CBC published a news story citing a recent manuscript published in the journal Science suggesting wide spread pesticide contamination in honey. The story was based on research by scientists out of Switzerland who analyzed various honey samples worldwide. The researchers had reportedly determined that almost 80 percent of honey contains neonicotinoid pesticides.…

Scientist attacked by anti-pesticide activists for breast milk study

During mid-August, professor Shelley McGuire at Washington State University and a team of researchers published a study recently that showed that breast milk did not contain glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup pesticides. Biology Fortified reveals upon learning of the manuscript’s publication, activists with the anti-pesticide group Moms Across America and Sustainable Pulse and US…

Study: Neonicotinoid pesticides have minimal impact on bees

During late June, the Los Angeles Times published a story citing a recent study conducted by UK scientists and published in Science magazine. The mainstream news media claimed that neonicotinoid pesticides have been found to do harm honey and wild bees. However, Competitive Enterprise Institute Senior Fellow Andrea Lagomasini reviewed the manuscript and found that…