Not Just Bees: Toxic Pesticide Kills Birds Too

It’s not just the bees! ‘Neonic’ pesticides linked to bird declines Helen Thompson 17th July 2014 A study published today in Nature shows a strong correlation between concentrations of a popular neonicotinoid pesticide in water, and bird declines, writes Helen Thompson. Regulators are under pressure to tighten up, but the industry still claims there’s ‘no…

Help Save America’s Pollinators – Help Save Our Bees!

Save the Bees, Please! Last week, First Lady Michelle Obama finished planting her sixth-annual White House Kitchen Garden. This year, she did something different. She planted a pollinator garden to attract and support 70,000 bees already gracing the presidential lawn, as well as monarch butterflies and other pollinators. ‘ It’s great that the First Lady…

Please Support the Saving America’s Pollinators Act (H.R. 2692)

SAVE THE BEES! On February 7, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registered yet another pesticide known to be toxic to honeybees—over the objections of citizens and environmentalists, and despite research suggesting it was a bad idea Will it take an Act of Congress to protect the pollinators that are critical to our food supply? Fortunately, the Saving…

For Whom the Bee Tolls?

It is ironic to think that man might determine his own future by something so seemingly trivial as the choice of an insect spray.” – Rachel Carson, Silent Spring We know neonicotinoids, a class of pesticides, have been implicated in the mass die-off of honeybees. But did you know who makes neonics? Syngenta, Bayer CropSciences and Dow Agrosciences. Neonicotinoids linked…

I Smell a Rat, Love Honeybees, & Other Action Alerts

Please take ACTION on these, and pass them along…we have to get GMOs out of our food supply, stop killing honeybees, and much more! Monsanta retracts study showing danger of GMOs: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_28863.cfm On death of honeybees (Colony Collapse Disorder): http://billmoyers.com/2013/05/02/honey-bee-die-off-caused/ Pledge for Walmart to be fair to employees and farmers: http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/2002/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=12490 Thanks for your help!…

What the Buzz?

What is Monsanto Doing to Our Bees? by Maryam Heinein There was quite a stir among beekeepers and anti-GMO activists during the fall of 2012 when chemical and seed giant Monsanto purchased Beeologics, a small company best known for its “groundbreaking research” applying RNAi technology to honeybees, a process that blocks gene expression. This was…