German Environmentalists Push for Insect Protection

In light of allegations that Germany’s insect population is on the decline, environmentalists are pushing for a new law to protect them. In reality, it is an underhanded attempt to outlaw pesticides which will make food crops more vulnerable to insect consumption of them which will, in turn, make more people vulnerable to starvation. Another… Read More German Environmentalists Push for Insect Protection

“The Blacklist” Episode Involves Crazed Eco-Terrorist

NBC’s action television action show The Blacklist recently broadcast an episode in which the villain is a crazed anti-pesticide terrorist who uses genetically modified insects to kill his victims. The show stars James Spader whose character Raymond “Red” Reddington was an international criminal who turned himself in to the FBI. “Red” enjoys a somewhat limited… Read More “The Blacklist” Episode Involves Crazed Eco-Terrorist

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… Read More Banning Neonicotinoid Pesticides Increases Pesticide Use

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.

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.… Read More Toxicologist: Neonic honey contamination study “misleading” and “illogical”