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”
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
A curious article was published today in an online environmentalist publication named Eco Child’s Play. The report cited a scientific manuscript published in the July edition of the academic journal Environmental Health Perspectives. The author of the Eco Child’s Play article alleges that the study concludes that pregnant women living near farms put their babies at… Read More Pesticides contribute to lower IQ’s in children …. or do they?
Surprise! Surprise! Surprise! The research used to justify a European ban on neonicontinoid pesticides has not only been called into question but the scientists behind the research have been accused of plotting the effort to do so. According to The Australian quoting a story run by The London Times, a 2010 memorandum was leaked implicating… Read More Scientists accused of plotting pesticide ban
Alberta, Canada beekeepers are expressing their disappointment at a ban being enacted in the Ontario that would ban the use of neonicotinoid (aka neonic) pesticides. According to the Calgary Herald, as a result of the ban and the likelihood of a crackdown by the province on the pesticide’s use, Ontario beekeepers have lobbied for moratoriums,… Read More Alberta beekeepers oppose Ontario pesticide ban
Last month Newsweek ran a very interesting article that highlights a facet of the environmentalist diet: bugs. I know this is hardly the subject to bring up on Thanksgiving after having all of the turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, corn, etc. However, I had to point this out that entomophagy including veganism seems to be the… Read More Environmentalists want us to eat bugs