Banning Neonicotinoid Pesticides Increases Pesticide Use

Some interesting insights out of New Zealand. The vice president of the country’s farming association, Colin Hurst, is quoted as saying if neonicotinoid pesticides are banned, it will result in even more sprayed pesticide use. According to NZFarmer, Hurst states that seeds in New Zealand are usually coated with neonicotinoids which prevented insects from eating…

Glyphosate: A Hidden Villain?

This video gives the background about the man behind Glyphosate, why he is winning some of the highest honors in science despite environmentalist chemophobia about his invention, and why farmers use pesticides.

Ignore the Scare-Mongering About Pesticides

Every year Earth Day brings out a variety of termites and this year is no different. Lo and behold the so-called Environmental Working Group publishes its fourteenth annual Dirty Dozen list describing which products in your local supermarket’s produce aisle are allegedly contaminated by pesticides. This being done in hopes of you embracing an organic…

What Happened to the Beepocalypse?

In 2006 bees started disappearing. Beekeepers reported losing up to 90% of their beehives. And no one knew why. Nearly every news outlet and environmentalist group sounded the alarm, warning of an imminent beepocalypse that would devastate our food supply. But while alarm bells rang, things turned around. And bee colonies are now at a…

RoboBees Could Pollinate the Earth

With all of the pseudo-hoopla over bee populations allegedly declining, never let it be said somehow, someone won’t come up with a solution to a problem. In the case of bees, Eijiro Miyako of the Japanese National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science is developing robotic bees that can help replace bees affected by Colony Collapse…