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European Commission Bans Three Pesticides For Two Years
2013-05-07 19:19:56

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Policy makers in Europe just imposed a two-year precautionary ban on a type of pesticide until more is known about how it may affect bees. The European Commission said it would be adopting a proposal to restrict the use of three pesticides belonging to the nenicotinoid family; including clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiametoxam. An Appeal Committee voted on April 29, 2013 and failed to agree on restrictions for the pesticides....

2013-02-01 12:21:38

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The European Commission announced yesterday its position against the use of neonicotinoid insecticides, pushing nations within the European Union (EU) to impose a two year suspension on their use. The proposal, put forward at a meeting of the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health, would restrict the application of neonicotinoids as granules, seed-treatment or spray, on crops that are attractive to bees, particularly,...

2013-01-16 20:20:37

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) today presented its report which finds that the neonicotinoid class of insecticides poses unacceptable hazards to bees. The report concludes that certain crops treated with neonicotinoid chemicals --imidacloprid, clothianidin and thiamethoxam-- are of "critical concern" for bee health. Beekeepers and environmental activists welcome these recent scientific findings that they say support a U.S. ban on...

2012-07-26 10:22:12

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BeesFree, Inc. (OTCBB: BEES), reports it is bringing-to-market an organically-engineered, patent-pending, honeybee feeding formulation that is a scientific breakthrough proven to arrest the deadly effects of colony collapse disorder. "BeesVita Plus is a concentrated solution that is introduced to the honeybees' water supplies," says David Todhunter, BeesFree's chief executive officer. "Studies show when honeybees drink BeesVita Plus they...

2012-04-05 10:22:38

WASHINGTON, April 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three studies released in the past two weeks, including one today by Harvard University, add to the growing body of evidence that implicate pesticides, specifically neonicotinoids, as one of the most critical factors contributing to Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), bolstering the need for regulatory action. The research is timely as beekeepers and environmentalists recently filed a legal petition with EPA calling for the suspension of the...

2012-03-21 06:21:49

Over 1 million urge EPA to suspend use of pesticide harmful to bees, fix broken regulatory system WASHINGTON, March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, commercial beekeepers and environmental organizations filed an emergency legal petition with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to suspend use of a pesticide that is linked to honey bee deaths, urging the agency to adopt safeguards. The legal petition, which specifies the pesticide clothianidin, is supported by over one...

Honeybee Deaths Linked To Seed Insecticide Exposure
2012-01-13 04:31:14

Honeybee populations have been in serious decline for years, and Purdue University scientists may have identified one of the factors that cause bee deaths around agricultural fields. Analyses of bees found dead in and around hives from several apiaries over two years in Indiana showed the presence of neonicotinoid insecticides, which are commonly used to coat corn and soybean seeds before planting. The research showed that those insecticides were present at high concentrations in waste...

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2011-03-07 07:20:00

Scientists are seeking a way to identify and eliminate mass deaths of the honeybee, the primary pollinator for the world's plants. The die-offs affect more than 30 percent of bee colonies in the United States and more than 20 percent in some European countries. A few possible causes identified in Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) include blood-feeding parasites, bee viruses, fungi, pesticide exposure and decreased plant diversity causing poor nutrition for honeybees, experts tell Reuters....

2010-12-08 09:10:00

Pesticide Already Illegal in Germany, Italy & France Based on Scientific Findings SAN FRANCISCO and WASHINGTON, Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Beekeepers and environmentalists today called on EPA to remove a pesticide linked to Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), citing a leaked EPA memo that discloses a critically flawed scientific support study. The November 2nd memo identifies a core study underpinning the registration of the insecticide clothianidin as unsound after EPA...

2008-08-14 15:00:49

By AL MEYERHOFF It's likely that most people have never heard of Gaucho. And no, it's not a South American cowboy. I'm talking about a pesticide. There is increasing reason to believe that Gaucho and other members of a family of highly toxic chemicals -- neonicotinoids -- may be responsible for the deaths of billions of honeybees worldwide. Some scientists believe that these pesticides, which are applied to seeds, travel systemically through the plant and leave residues that contaminate...