Tag: neonicotinoids

Maryland Becomes The First State To Ban Bee-Killing Pesticide

Honeybees are among the most fruitful and amazing creatures. Though their brains are fairly small, they engage in a complicated geometric “waggle dance” to...

Minnesota’s Beekeepers To Be Compensated For Pesticide Damage To Hives

The State of Minnesota will compensate two beekeepers for the damage done to their hives after dust containing neonicotinoid pesticides drifted from neighboring corn...

Aldi Bans Neonicotinoids And Steps Up Its Organic Game

Aldi is quickly becoming an organic-food supergrocer in Europe and the United States. Based in Germany and known as Aldi Süd in Europe, Aldi...

Federal Court Prevents EPA Approval of Pesticide that Kills Bees

A federal appeals court has ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cannot at this time approve a pesticide called sulfoxaflor. Originally marketed by...

Court Rules Pesticide That Harms Bees Is No Longer Approved

You have likely heard that the population of honeybees in the United States is in serious decline. For years, activists have warned of the...

What Would Happen to Our Food Supply without Bees?

From apples, oranges and pumpkins to carrots, nuts and coffee, nearly a third of the United States’ food supply depends on the honeybee to...

It’s Not Just the Bees: Pesticides Kill Birds, Too

Neonicotinoids, one of the most widely used classes of insecticides in the world, have been in the news lately due to their connection with...

Cities in Washington and Oregon Ban Neonicotinoids

While the use of an insecticide class known as neonicotinoids is still widespread in the United States, some cities are taking action on a...
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