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Federal Protection Sought to Prevent Extinction of Monarch Butterflies - Organic Connections

Federal Protection Sought to Prevent Extinction of Monarch Butterflies - Organic Connections | Environmental Politics | Scoop.it
The dramatic decline of monarch butterflies is being driven by the widespread planting of genetically engineered crops in the Midwest.
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The EPA's Problem with Bees and Pestcides - Organic Connections

The EPA's Problem with Bees and Pestcides - Organic Connections | Environmental Politics | Scoop.it
EPA scientists had serious concerns with the high toxicity of neonicotinoid pesticides to honey bees, other wildlife, but overruled by decision makers.
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California Approval of Bee-Killing Pesticides Challenged in Court - Organic Connections

California Approval of Bee-Killing Pesticides Challenged in Court - Organic Connections | Environmental Politics | Scoop.it
California has rubber stamped expanded use of pesticides before determining effects on crop pollinators.
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Texas Requests Banned Pesticides to Combat GMO Superweeds - Organic Connections

Texas Requests Banned Pesticides to Combat GMO Superweeds - Organic Connections | Environmental Politics | Scoop.it
The Texas Department of Agriculture requested permission to use the hazardous herbicide propazine to kill GMO herbicide resistant superweeds infesting its cotton.
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Congress Holds Hearings on Bee Health and Ignores Pesticides - Organic Connections

Congress Holds Hearings on Bee Health and Ignores Pesticides - Organic Connections | Environmental Politics | Scoop.it
The House Agriculture Subcommittee held a hearing on current situations affecting bee health but let pesticide companies dominate the testimony.
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The World's Largest Online Earth Day Celebration

The World's Largest Online Earth Day Celebration | Environmental Politics | Scoop.it
Sustainability depends on the choices of individuals to make the conditions of our world. Find out how you can change these choices.
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New Report Reveals a Bee-Killing Pesticide is Mostly Unnecessary

New Report Reveals a Bee-Killing Pesticide is Mostly Unnecessary | Environmental Politics | Scoop.it
A new scientific review reveals that bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticide seed treatments do not increase crop yields and cause widespread environmental and economic damage.
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Tessa and Sigi's curator insight, March 26, 5:06 PM

Bees are a keystone species that have important roles in maintaining biodiversity.

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Is the USDA Hiding Evidence of Outside Influence?

Is the USDA Hiding Evidence of Outside Influence? | Environmental Politics | Scoop.it
Why did the USDA suddenly ignore data on environmental and economic harms when it approved GMO alfalfa?
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Chocolate as an Act of Resistance

Chocolate as an Act of Resistance | Environmental Politics | Scoop.it
It was Mexico that first introduced chocolate to the world. Now few remain that still interact directly with the land to produce this wonderful food.
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America's Non-GMO Uprising

America's Non-GMO Uprising | Environmental Politics | Scoop.it
From coast to coast concerned citizens are organizing to demand the right to know and for non-GMO foods.
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Is the Monarch Butterfly a GMO Casualty?

Is the Monarch Butterfly a GMO Casualty? | Environmental Politics | Scoop.it
The monarch butterfly is rapidly disappearing—and the reason why appears to be linked to Monsanto.
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Bees Can't Wait 5 More Years

Bees Can't Wait 5 More Years | Environmental Politics | Scoop.it
A coalition of more than 60 organizations has launched a national media campaign to bring attention to the severity of the decline in bees and other pollinators due to the use of bee-harming pesticides.
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Tell Congress to Suspend Bee-Toxic Pesticides

Tell Congress to Suspend Bee-Toxic Pesticides | Environmental Politics | Scoop.it
The EU has officially begun its two-year moratorium on three of the worst bee-toxic pesticides in order to protect bees and other pollinators. The US needs to follow suit.
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Victory! Fish and Wildlife Service Bans GMOs & Pesticides in Wildlife Refuges - Organic Connections

Victory! Fish and Wildlife Service Bans GMOs & Pesticides in Wildlife Refuges - Organic Connections | Environmental Politics | Scoop.it
The US Fish and Wildlife Service has agreed to ban GMOs and neonicotinoid insecticides In a victory nearly ten years in the making!
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Bee-Killing Pesticides to Be Phased Out of Wildlife Refuges - Organic Connections

Bee-Killing Pesticides to Be Phased Out of Wildlife Refuges - Organic Connections | Environmental Politics | Scoop.it
Following a petition from the Center for Food Safety, bee-toxic neonicotinoid pesticides will be phased out of National Wildlife Refuges.
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Scientists Call for Global Action to Protect Bees - Organic Connections

Scientists Call for Global Action to Protect Bees - Organic Connections | Environmental Politics | Scoop.it
29 scientists reviewed over 800 peer-reviewed publications and urge more restrictions on pesticides that are harming bees.
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Helping Small Towns Stop Fracking - Organic Connections

Helping Small Towns Stop Fracking - Organic Connections | Environmental Politics | Scoop.it
Former Boston corporate attorney Helen Slottje developed an effective legal strategy to help local communities to shut down fracking operations in their areas.
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Kyle Thiermann: Surfing for Change

Kyle Thiermann: Surfing for Change | Environmental Politics | Scoop.it
Professional surfer Kyle Thiermann turns the environmental movement’s frown upside down.
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GMO Chemical Companies Gang Up on Jackson County, Oregon

GMO Chemical Companies Gang Up on Jackson County, Oregon | Environmental Politics | Scoop.it
“Big Six” chemical companies drop $455,000 in one day to oppose a ballot Initiative to restrict GMO crops in Jackson County, Oregon.
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350.org: The Positive Global Climate Movement

350.org: The Positive Global Climate Movement | Environmental Politics | Scoop.it
350.org seeks to bring a critical reversal of carbon load and positive change to our atmosphere, which can only benefit us all.
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Chef Dan Barber: How I fell in love with a fish

Chef Dan Barber: How I fell in love with a fish | Environmental Politics | Scoop.it
Chef Dan Barber tells a humorous love story starting with every chef’s predicament: with the worldwide decline in fish populations, how are we going to keep fish on our menus?
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Environmental Groups Sue Canadian Government Over GMO Salmon

Environmental Groups Sue Canadian Government Over GMO Salmon | Environmental Politics | Scoop.it
Environmental groups are challenging the Canadian federal government’s approval of AquaBounty’s GMO salmon.
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Help Stop "Agent Orange" Corn

Help Stop "Agent Orange" Corn | Environmental Politics | Scoop.it
Dow Chemical is pushing for approval of GMO corn and soybeans designed to survive repeated dousing with 2,4-D, half of the toxic chemical Agent Orange.
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Center for Food Safety Enters Fight Against the Newest Bee-Killing Pesticide

Center for Food Safety Enters Fight Against the Newest Bee-Killing Pesticide | Environmental Politics | Scoop.it
Scientists have linked the drastic declines in honey bee and other pollinator populations to systemic pesticide use.
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Monsanto vs the Monarchs

Monsanto vs the Monarchs | Environmental Politics | Scoop.it
It turns out that the decline in Monarchs in North America has coincided with the rapid expansion of Monsanto’s Roundup Ready™ corn and soybeans.
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