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Hive Health Requires Management & Surveillance — Why Bees Are Thriving in the West

Hive Health Requires Management & Surveillance — Why Bees Are Thriving in the West | Chemistry Regulation | Scoop.it
Bees, pollinators and honey-makers alike, are enjoying some much deserved attention right now. There...
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"In Western Canada at least, the bees are all right. The honey industry is healthy, profitable and the bees are thriving. Yet Western Canada is also home to over 18 million acres of canola (sometimes more), a crop often treated with neonicotinoids and heavily favoured by bees, and a region known for long, cold winters. If neonics are the only reason bees are dying, why isn’t the West a giant bee graveyard?"

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There is no ‘bee armageddon’: Misguided neonics ban threatens honeybees and farming | Genetic Literacy Project

There is no ‘bee armageddon’: Misguided neonics ban threatens honeybees and farming | Genetic Literacy Project | Chemistry Regulation | Scoop.it
European Union instituted a precautionary ban on neonicotinoid pesticides before actually examining beehives. European farmers, faced with the ban, are forced
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Does This Study Prove Monsanto Company is Killing Our Honey Bees? (BAYRY, MON, SYT)

Does This Study Prove Monsanto Company is Killing Our Honey Bees? (BAYRY, MON, SYT) | Chemistry Regulation | Scoop.it
A class of insecticides has long been claimed to be at the root of the demise of honey bee populations. Do the data show that Monsanto, Bayer, and Syngenta are to blame? - Maxx Chatsko - Energy
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What Corn-Canola Comparisons Tell us about Neonics and Bees - Plenty Actually

What Corn-Canola Comparisons Tell us about Neonics and Bees - Plenty Actually | Chemistry Regulation | Scoop.it
Corn-Canola Comparisons: Neonic-Bee Problem Likely Unrelated to Pollen or Soil Residues “Why are there problems for bees associated with the growing corn but not canola, when both are plante...
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Glyphosate toxicity study in ‘pay for play journal’ based on flawed experimental design | Genetic Literacy Project

Glyphosate toxicity study in ‘pay for play journal’ based on flawed experimental design | Genetic Literacy Project | Chemistry Regulation | Scoop.it
A study promoted by anti-GMO groups that the commonly used pesticide glyphosate (Roundup), which is used with some GM crops, is extremely toxic has been
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Science Facts and Chemical Scares

Science Facts and Chemical Scares | Chemistry Regulation | Scoop.it
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Looks like a good resource. Includes a list of questions you should ask yourself regarding new scientific studies.

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Stop the Farmer Guilt: Pesticides Play an Important Role in Food Production

Stop the Farmer Guilt: Pesticides Play an Important Role in Food Production | Chemistry Regulation | Scoop.it
Despite efforts to explain pesticides’ role in modern agriculture, confusion still reigns supreme in...
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Program Looks to Give Bees a Leg (or Six) Up

Program Looks to Give Bees a Leg (or Six) Up | Chemistry Regulation | Scoop.it
In California’s Central Valley, researchers are trying to find assortments of bee-friendly plants that local farmers and ranchers can easily grow.
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Guest: U.S. is overspending to save salmon

Guest: U.S. is overspending to save salmon | Chemistry Regulation | Scoop.it
The U.S. should take a science-based approach to saving endangered species, writes guest columnist Timothy Male.
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Retrospective evaluation of the impact of functional immunotoxicity testing on pesticide hazard identification and risk assessment, Critical Reviews in Toxicology, Informa Healthcare

Retrospective evaluation of the impact of functional immunotoxicity testing on pesticide hazard identification and risk assessment, Critical Reviews in Toxicology, Informa Healthcare | Chemistry Regulation | Scoop.it
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The "failure" of biotechnology to increase crop yield

The "failure" of biotechnology to increase crop yield | Chemistry Regulation | Scoop.it
For some reason, over the last few days I've heard a lot of people criticizing GMOs for not increasing crop yields. This criticism certainly isn't new. I don't really understand the reason for the ...
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EFSA - Scientific Report of EFSA: The 2011 European Union Report on Pesticide Residues

EFSA - Scientific Report of EFSA: The 2011 European Union Report on Pesticide Residues | Chemistry Regulation | Scoop.it
The report presents the results of the control activities related to pesticide residues in food carried out in 2011 in 29 European countries (27 Member States and 2 EFTA countries). The report also presents a dietary risk assessment. On the basis of the detailed analysis of the results, EFSA derived some recommendations aimed at improving the enforcement of the European pesticide residue legislation. In 2011, more than 79,000 samples of more than 600 food products were tested for pesticide resid
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ENV GHSTS - OECD

OECD and globally harmonized data transport standard: One step closer to 'one stop shopping' for regulatory submissions?
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Colony Loss 2013-2014 | Bee Informed Partnership

Colony Loss 2013-2014 | Bee Informed Partnership | Chemistry Regulation | Scoop.it
Fabulous (and expected) news from the latest colony loss survey. However more bees this year means Varroa mite numbers will grow and perhaps increase next winter's losses.
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Mass General pediatrics chief says glyphosate, used with some GM crops, no danger in breast milk | Genetic Literacy Project

Mass General pediatrics chief says glyphosate, used with some GM crops, no danger in breast milk | Genetic Literacy Project | Chemistry Regulation | Scoop.it
Contributor Dr. Ron Kleinman, physician in chief from MassGeneral Hospital for Children, opines on the safety of Glyphosate in human breast milk. His verdict?
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Learning Next Door To Industry | April 28, 2014 Issue - Vol. 92 Issue 17 | Chemical & Engineering News

Learning Next Door To Industry | April 28, 2014 Issue - Vol. 92 Issue 17 | Chemical & Engineering News | Chemistry Regulation | Scoop.it
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Do we really need to overhaul EPCRA and Obama's related Executive Order?
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PesticideToxicityChartSmallFlyer.pdf

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I don't believe rotenone is allowed on organics any longer, but you get the point.

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Is organic really better for your health? And safer, too?

Is organic really better for your health? And safer, too? | Chemistry Regulation | Scoop.it
A look at nutrition and contamination in organic and conventional meat, milk, produce, eggs and fish.
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Bottom line: While there may be no significant nutritional difference between organic and conventional produce, organic does have lower levels of pesticide residue. However, there isn’t universal agreement on the risk those residues pose.

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Evaluating exposure and potential effects on honeybee brood (Apis mellifera) development using glyphosate as an example - Thompson - Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management - Wiley Onlin...

Evaluating exposure and potential effects on honeybee brood (Apis mellifera) development using glyphosate as an example - Thompson - Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management - Wiley Onlin... | Chemistry Regulation | Scoop.it
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Great new methods paper looking at a bioenergetics approach to dose setting.

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Industry urges stronger regulatory framework between U.S., EU

Industry urges stronger regulatory framework between U.S., EU | Chemistry Regulation | Scoop.it
CropLife America (CLA) and the European Crop Protection Association (ECPA) called for a more harmonized risk assessment framework for pesticide regulations during the fourth round of negotiations of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
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Hemp registration opens for farmers in Colorado

Hemp registration opened for farmers Saturday in Colorado, the first state to start regulating industrial hemp since the federal government allowed limited hemp regulation.
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