honey bees

Risk Assessments Are Missing Harmful Effects of Neonics on Honey Bees

, sr. scientist emeritus, Food & Environment

As Rachel Carson noted in her seminal book Silent Spring, a quiet landscape can speak volumes. Lately the buzz of bees going about their invaluable work is getting softer and softer…and in some places, it is just about inaudible. Read more >

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This Happy Hour, How About Pesticide Cocktails?

, former senior scientist, Food and Environment

A recent blog post by Tom Philpott pointed to growing evidence that neonicotinoid insecticide seed treatments of corn are harming bees. There is new evidence that combining several common insecticides, a “pesticide cocktail” in the jargon, may increase harm. Read more >

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