Scientists say neonicotinoids (“neonics” for short), a highly toxic and widely used family of pesticides, is killing off bees and other pollinators — and threatening ecosystem health and food security. By Courtney Lindwall Around the world, bees and other pollinators are dying off in droves, with potential long-term impacts on ecosystem health and food security. Scientists are now pointing to a highly toxic and widely used family of pesticides known as neonicotinoids (“neonics” for short) as a primary culprit.… Read the rest
As If We Haven’t Done Enough Damage Already: Yet Another Way We Are Killing Honeybees With Neonicotinoids
Killing Honeybees With Neonicotinoids Part Deux: Yet Another Way We Are Destroying Bee Colonies There are days when it seems like it just can’t get worse. Headlines scream about war, environmental poisoning, new record temperatures every day–where does it all end with the bad news? Then there’s the honeybees. You’ve probably already heard about how Dorchester County in South Carolina in its zeal to combat a nebulous and possibly non-existent threat from mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus killed off an estimated 1.5 million honeybees with aerial pesticide spraying of naled, a dangerous neurotoxin.… Read the rest
Cockroach Milk: The Next Big Thing For Superfood Enthusiasts?
Cockroach Milk And You: How One Study Has Made Thousands Of People Go “Ewww.” In this age of scientific freedom, massive funding, and seeming daily breakthroughs, it is hard to pass a single day without encountering some study or another purporting to have the next big cure for something or everything. But on the other hand, there are studies, and then there are studies.… Read the rest