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Neonicotinoid ban hit UK farmers hard

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Bugs devour rapeseed crop in Britain as EU ban on pesticide to save bees comes into force

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Sweet victory for Mexico beekeepers as Monsanto loses GM permit

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Evidence convinced judge of threat posed to honey production in Yucatán – but firm will almost certainly appeal against ruling . . . → Read More: Sweet victory for Mexico beekeepers as Monsanto loses GM permit

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A Swiss pesticide company’s plan to bring back the bees

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‘Operation Pollinator’, a plan to use reclaimed land to bring back bees, expands from Europe to the US

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Neonicotinoids linked to recent fall in farmland bird numbers

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Research demonstrates for the first time the knock-on effects to other species of class of insecticides known to harm bees . . . → Read More: Neonicotinoids linked to recent fall in farmland bird numbers

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The hi-tech tools emerging to help build a sustainable food system

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From food apps to farm renewables and the rise of citizen science to prevent the honeybee’s demise, open source tools are enabling a sustainable food future . . . → Read More: The hi-tech tools emerging to help build a sustainable food system

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Syngenta seeks ‘emergency’ exemption to use banned insecticide on UK crops

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If approved, up to one-third of UK oilseed rape crops could be treated with neonicotinoids despite a European ban . . . → Read More: Syngenta seeks ‘emergency’ exemption to use banned insecticide on UK crops

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Insecticides put world food supplies at risk, say scientists

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Regulations on pesticides have failed to prevent poisoning of almost all habitats, international team of scientists concludes

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White House task force charged with saving bees from mysterious decline

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President Barack Obama orders research and strategies to try to stop the alarming decline of honeybees and other pollinators

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Rate of US honeybee deaths ‘too high for long-term survival’

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US government says 2013-14 hive honeybee losses not as bad as previous winter but still ‘too high’

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Honeybees abandoning hives and dying due to insecticide use, research finds

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Harvard study shows neonicotionoids are devastating colonies by triggerring colony collapse disorder . . . → Read More: Honeybees abandoning hives and dying due to insecticide use, research finds

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