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Unravelling the Molecular Determinants of Bee Sensitivity to Neonicotinoid Insecticides

Unravelling the Molecular Determinants of Bee Sensitivity to Neonicotinoid Insecticides | Epicurist: In Victus Veritas | Scoop.it

Insecticides: identification des enzymes (cytochromes P450) qui déterminent la sensibilité des abeilles et des bourdons aux néonicotinoïdes

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Un porque de no usar los productos de Monsanto e Bayer...matan abejas!

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Bernadette Cassel's curator insight, March 24, 6:54 PM

 

Des abeilles "insensibles aux néonicotinoïdes" ? | EntomoNews | Scoop.it - From actualite.housseniawriting.com - March 23, 7:44 PM
 
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Les pesticides « tueurs d'abeilles » ne servent à rien, conclut une étude

Les pesticides « tueurs d'abeilles » ne servent à rien, conclut une étude | Epicurist: In Victus Veritas | Scoop.it
Alors que le Québec vient tout juste d'encadrer les néonicotinoïdes, sans les interdire, des scientifiques recommandent plutôt de mettre un terme à leur utilisation. Un groupe de recherche international conclut que ces insecticides controversés sont la plupart du temps inutiles et inefficaces, sauf pour détruire l'environnement.


Par Thomas Gerbet, 26.02.2018

"Les « néonics » sont les insecticides les plus vendus dans le monde. Pourtant, après avoir passé en revue 200 études scientifiques menées en Europe, le Groupe de travail sur les pesticides systémiques arrive à la conclusion qu'ils ont « généralement peu d'effets sur le rendement des cultures » et même qu'ils « n'ont plus l'efficacité attendue », parce que les ravageurs développent rapidement une résistance."

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Via Bernadette Cassel
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En Frances...las pesticidas que matan las abejas no funcionan...

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Bernadette Cassel's curator insight, February 27, 5:49 PM
 
Une étude scientifique mondiale révèle qu’il existe des solutions de rechange efficaces et avantageuses aux insecticides néonicotinoïdes et fipronil | EntomoNews | Scoop.it - From link.springer.com - February 26, 1:31 PM
 
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Agrobiodiversity Is Disappearing at a Time When We Need It Most

Agrobiodiversity Is Disappearing at a Time When We Need It Most | Epicurist: In Victus Veritas | Scoop.it
Global shifts of urbanization, migration, markets, and climate can be compatible with agrobiodiversity, but other powerful forces are undermining it.
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Our enlightenment is coming too slowly, the dissemination of knowledge about the importance of biodiversity and environmental stewardship is happening only too slowly, and the voices of doubters (read profit pursuit over care for the common good, climate change deniers whatever their motive, etc) are slowing this process or stopping it altogether.  And sadly, the damage being done is one that also reduces the chances for our enlightenment.  These are dark times for nature.  Save the pollinators and we save ourselves.

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« Monsanto papers », désinformation organisée autour du glyphosate

« Monsanto papers », désinformation organisée autour du glyphosate | Epicurist: In Victus Veritas | Scoop.it
« Le Monde » montre comment la puissante firme américaine a fait paraître des articles coécrits par ses employés et signés par des scientifiques pour contrer les informations dénonçant la toxicité du glyphosate.

LE MONDE | 04.10.2017 à 06h41 • Mis à jour le 04.10.2017 à 10h14 | Par Stéphane Foucart et Stéphane Horel

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Ya despues de mas de 3 años no compramos productos de Monsanto.  Es una compania sin verguenza.

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Skip the Pesticides! 10 Plants That Naturally Protect Crops From Pests

Skip the Pesticides! 10 Plants That Naturally Protect Crops From Pests | Epicurist: In Victus Veritas | Scoop.it
In other words, the time to switch back to those solutions of old is long past due, and it all begins with choosing companion plants that protect crops from pests.

Via Sandi Cornez
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Insights for your garden.

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Sandi Cornez's curator insight, August 9, 2017 3:11 AM

Did you know that mother Nature has created plants that protect crops in your garden from pests so no pesticides are needed? People have always grown food and decades ago no one thought to use any poisonous chemicals.

 

Pesticides, herbicides, fungicides are all toxic chemicals created for the industrial monoculture agricultural systems of today. These dangerous poisons kill indiscriminately both beneficial and predatory insects.

 

Many of them cause environmental problems, human health problems, and they create a continuing cycle of humans needing to use more of them to kill the new invasive weeds they have spawned.

 

Health Tips:
When in doubt always refer to nature’s flowers and herbs as your go to source. This article has a super great list for you to choose from.

 

Read more about “Skip the Pesticides! 10 Plants That Naturally Protect Crops From Plants” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Jonathon Engels.

 

This www.scoop.it/t/healing-our-planet site is being curated by Sandi Cornez. Follow Sandi for more healthy food/water tips @https://www.facebook.com/wisdomfromthewell

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Natural protection?
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Good ideas.
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Les abeilles deviennent ouvrières ou reines en fonction des microARN des plantes dans leur alimentation / Honeybees become workers or queens depending on the plant microRNAs in their diet

Les abeilles deviennent ouvrières ou reines en fonction des microARN des plantes dans leur alimentation / Honeybees become workers or queens depending on the plant microRNAs in their diet | Epicurist: In Victus Veritas | Scoop.it
Bee larvae develop into workers, in part, because their diet of pollen and honey, called beebread, is rich in plant regulatory molecules called microRNAs, which delay development and keep their ovaries inactive. Xi Chen o

 

 

[Image] Working model for the cross-kingdom transfer of plant microRNAs in the regulation of honeybee development. For larvae that are destined to become queens, royal jelly is fed in copious amounts to drive the development of the royal phenotype. For worker-destined larvae, substantial quantities of plant microRNAs are absorbed when consuming beebread and pollen, which can negatively influence the development of the royal phenotype in honeybees by regulating multiple genes in caste differentiation pathways. Credit: Drs. Xi Chen and Kegan Zhu Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2017-08-honeybees-workers-queens-micrornas-diet.html#jCp


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Es muy diferente en el mundo de la abeja melipona.  No tenemos jalea real, y al revez de tener solo una reina, tenemos en cada colmena una seleccion de "reinas virgenes" listas para tomar el plazo de la reina existente.  Tal vez influenzada por lo que es RNA de las plantas como en este articulo.

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Chine : les femmes abeilles

Chine : les femmes abeilles | Epicurist: In Victus Veritas | Scoop.it
On les surnomme les femmes abeilles : faute d'insectes, elles sont contraintes de poliniser à la main les arbres fruitiers. En Chine, comme partout ailleurs sur la planète, les abeilles sont victimes des pesticides.     

Via Bernadette Cassel
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En Frances. Mujeres en China que hacen el trabajo de las abejas.

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Look For These 46 Ways Added Sugar Can Appear on Your Food Label

Look For These 46 Ways Added Sugar Can Appear on Your Food Label | Epicurist: In Victus Veritas | Scoop.it
Sugar is added to so many processed foods — even salty ones. Dietitian Julie Upton, MS, RD, of Appetite for Health, shared this infographic to help us

Via ThePlanetaryArchives - BlackHorseMedia - San Francisco
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How many of you read the ingredients lists of the foods you buy?  Am I alone in driving my family nuts over this?

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The hidden killer
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Fake Food: GMO crops have been a massive failure on every level

Fake Food: GMO crops have been a massive failure on every level | Epicurist: In Victus Veritas | Scoop.it

Genetically modified crops were once hailed as the solution to all manner of problems facing our planet. Proponents insisted they would reduce the need for pesticides, increase yields and help create plenty of nutritious food to feed our world.

Two decades later, however, it’s becoming increasing

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Down with GMO!

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Comment Monsanto déploie des trolls pour polluer les articles critiques

Comment Monsanto déploie des trolls pour polluer les articles critiques | Epicurist: In Victus Veritas | Scoop.it
Pour entretenir la confusion et défendre son principal produit, le glyphosate, Monsanto aurait mis en place un programme de recrutement de trolls, chargés d'écrire des commentaires positifs sous les articles critiquant la firme américaine. C'est l'une des nombreuses révélations des "Monsanto Papers", qui ébranlent le mastodonte des pesticides.

Via Hubert MESSMER @Zehub on Twitter
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Not surprising considering the rise of Fake News...if we just say a lie often enough, people accept it as truth.  Article in French.

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'Dramatic' decline in European birds linked to industrial agriculture

'Dramatic' decline in European birds linked to industrial agriculture | Epicurist: In Victus Veritas | Scoop.it
Habitat loss and a decline in insects are among the main factors influencing an alarming decrease in birds in Germany and Europe, according to new figures released by the German government.

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The choices we make.

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Humans Produce So Much Junk, We Are Creating a New Geological Layer

Humans Produce So Much Junk, We Are Creating a New Geological Layer | Epicurist: In Victus Veritas | Scoop.it
Almost anything that’s not recycled has the potential to fossilize.

Via Joanne Wegener
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The contribution of mankind to the geological record...

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Joanne Wegener's curator insight, April 19, 2017 2:10 PM
Fascinating article. Emergence of a new sphere - technosphere - very interesting concept. 
Eben Lenderking's curator insight, April 30, 2017 9:11 PM

Now I know why I am so bad at throwing things out....

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Histoire des ruches

Histoire des ruches | Epicurist: In Victus Veritas | Scoop.it
La ruche.
Dans le langage populaire, de nombreuses appellations sont utilisées, notamment en fonction du matériau constituant la ruche. Elle devient ainsi le panier lorsqu'elle est tressée, le brusc, le bournious, lorsqu'elle est ruche-tronc.ruche Mais selon les régions, elle était aussi nommée reuche ou pagnier, rèche, ruste, ruscho ou brus, rusqua, brusse ou tchâtra ou brenna, bena, benne de mouches, bénéta, bénéton, bourgnoa, bourniou, bros, chastro, bournie, bourniat, boine, bousso, bournac, bournie, bourné, bournais, bezenne, cabasse, cabasson, cracote, cabreuste, aou, bresson, caoun, caoune, buc, catoire, catoëre, chatoire, chétoire, paignier, cage, pagné, pingnie.

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La historia de colmenas en apicultura...articulo en Frances...

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Study: Manuka honey kills more bacteria than all available antibiotics –

Study: Manuka honey kills more bacteria than all available antibiotics – | Epicurist: In Victus Veritas | Scoop.it

Via Troy Mccomas (troy48)
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Y la melipona es mas efficaz de la Manuka, pero el gobierno no nos deja exportar porque no viene considerado miel.  Como vamos a salvar a esta especia si no podemos vender al mercado internacional?

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McDonald's french fries might hold a cure for baldness

McDonald's french fries might hold a cure for baldness | Epicurist: In Victus Veritas | Scoop.it
A chemical used in the fries was used to produce hair on mice, a Japanese-based study found.
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Is this creepy or what?  So now we are supposed to eat junk food to keep from going bald?!  Shouldn't that be telling us that whatever is in those darn things is probably not good for us...and is possibly doing things to us that we have no idea of.

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Harnessing Agrobiodiversity to Reduce Food Insecurity

Harnessing Agrobiodiversity to Reduce Food Insecurity | Epicurist: In Victus Veritas | Scoop.it
A new report on the state of Tucson’s food system reveals that Tucson is one of the top U.S. cities in providing food diversity and access.
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The future is in our hands

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Un monde sans abeilles se prépare

Un monde sans abeilles se prépare | Epicurist: In Victus Veritas | Scoop.it
L’intelligence collective humaine est confrontée à de nombreux défis, tel celui de la disparition des pollinisateurs, dont le cas très médiatisé de l’abeille mellifère n’est que le sommet émergé de l’iceberg. Si certains préconisent des solutions de bon sens, comme la remise en question du modèle « tout chimique » de l’agriculture conventionnelle, d’autres estiment que les…

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Sad to think we are even considering this.

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L'histoire du réchauffement climatique en 35 secondes

L'histoire du réchauffement climatique en 35 secondes | Epicurist: In Victus Veritas | Scoop.it
Année après année, voici les « anomalies de température » mesurées dans différents pays. La valeur, en degrés Celsius, entre -2 et +2 °C, indique la différence, sur un an, entre le

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Apicultor orgánico advierte que el modelo productivo está matando a las abejas - Ecoportal.net

Apicultor orgánico advierte que el modelo productivo está matando a las abejas - Ecoportal.net | Epicurist: In Victus Veritas | Scoop.it
Viajamos a conocer a Daniel Romeo, un apicultor que vive y trabaja en Fulton, un pequeño pueblo de 80 habitantes en Tandil. "en Buenos Aires ya hay registros de lluvia con rastros de glifosato, es necesario volver a producir orgánico" leé la entrevista y conoce por qué están muriendo las abejas y cuál es la solución.
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Tenemos que decir no a las pesticidas para tener una miel sana

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Eben Lenderking's curator insight, April 17, 2017 2:23 PM

Miel organica es miel sana...y colmena fuerte

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Monsanto : cent dix ans de pratiques dévastatrices

Monsanto : cent dix ans de pratiques dévastatrices | Epicurist: In Victus Veritas | Scoop.it
Exposée jusqu'au 24 septembre aux Rencontres photographiques d'Arles, l'enquête de Mathieu Asselin sur la firme américaine Monsanto est édifiante. Depuis la fabrication en 1948 d'un herbicide à base d'acide qui engendra la création de «l'agent orange», arme chimique pulvérisée sur le Vietnam, Monsanto a continué à créer des produits ultra nocifs au mépris de toute humanité.

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Monsanto, Bayer, Syngenta.  These companies are not making the world a better place, just a deader, more polluted place.

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Bernadette Cassel's curator insight, August 11, 2017 5:22 PM

→  Monsanto, à visage inhumain, avec Mathieu Asselin

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Tackling iron and zinc deficiencies with ‘better’ bread - ACS (2017) 

Tackling iron and zinc deficiencies with ‘better’ bread - ACS (2017)  | Epicurist: In Victus Veritas | Scoop.it

The health effects of zinc and iron deficiencies can be devastating, particularly in developing countries. One strategy for addressing this problem involves fertilizing crops with the micronutrients. But no one has yet figured out whether these added nutrients end up in food products made with the fortified crops. Now researchers report... that this type of biofortification can boost micronutrients in bread, but other factors are also important.

Anemia affects more than 30 percent of the world’s population, and many cases are due to iron deficiency... Many of the same people are also affected by zinc deficiencies. These conditions can lead to impaired growth, neurological problems and even early death. To combat deficiencies in iron and zinc, the nutrients can be applied to crops, so they will ultimately end up in food products. But few studies have investigated whether the... practice of foliar fertilization – applying micronutrients to leaves – has the desired result... 

Fertilizing an old variety of wheat crop increased its flour’s concentration of zinc by more than 78 percent. Iron levels remained about the same regardless of whether varieties were biofortified; however, the old variety in the study had higher concentrations... than the modern variety... Milling grains, regardless of whether they came from biofortified crops, into whole wheat flour versus white flour resulted in higher levels of iron, zinc and other health-promoting compounds, including antioxidants... The process of bread-making slightly changed iron and zinc concentrations, but greatly boosted their bioavailability by 77 and 70 percent... 


Biofortification, milling technique and baking should all factor into strategies for enhancing bread with iron and zinc for fighting deficiencies.


https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/pressroom/newsreleases/2017/june/tackling-iron-and-zinc-deficiencies-with-better-bread.html


Underlying study: http://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jafc.7b01176



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Alexander J. Stein's curator insight, June 29, 2017 5:43 PM
Older crop varieties may have higher iron levels, because for a long time the primary breeding objective had been to increase yields (and avert imminent famines), not to increase their mineral content. However, this is changing now – not least because the threat of famines diminished while the consequences of micronutrient deficiencies became better understood – and efforts are under way to breed key staple crops for higher levels of essential vitamins and minerals. This study seems to suggest that to address iron deficiency, the best approach is indeed to breed iron-rich varieties, while for zinc deficiency also the application of mineral fertiliser can be a good option. 
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Plantes nectarifères et pollinifères à semer et à planter | Alim'agri

Plantes nectarifères et pollinifères à semer et à planter  | Alim'agri | Epicurist: In Victus Veritas | Scoop.it
Les abeilles se nourrissent essentiellement du nectar et du pollen des fleurs, leur survie dépend en grande partie de la disponibilité de ces ressources dans leur environnement. Les insectes pollinisateurs ont besoin pour leur équilibre alimentaire de butiner une grande diversité d’espèces florales agricoles, horticoles et sauvages

 


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Where have all the insects gone?

Where have all the insects gone? | Epicurist: In Victus Veritas | Scoop.it
Surveys in German nature reserves point to a dramatic decline in insect biomass

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Worth it for the pictures alone.

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Bumblebees: Pesticide 'reduces queen egg development' - BBC News

Bumblebees: Pesticide 'reduces queen egg development' - BBC News | Epicurist: In Victus Veritas | Scoop.it
Use of a common pesticide in spring could have an impact on wild bumblebees by interfering with their life cycle, a UK study suggests.
The team, who looked at wild bumblebees caught in the English countryside, say the insecticide, thiamethoxam, reduces egg development in queen bees.
They say this is likely to reduce bee populations later in the year.
Thiamethoxam is one of three neonicotinoid insecticides currently restricted for use by the EU.

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The impact of pesticides also affects wild populations of bees in fundamental ways.  No mas pesticidas!

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Humans Produce So Much Junk, We Are Creating a New Geological Layer

Humans Produce So Much Junk, We Are Creating a New Geological Layer | Epicurist: In Victus Veritas | Scoop.it
Almost anything that’s not recycled has the potential to fossilize.

Via Joanne Wegener
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Now I know why I am so bad at throwing things out....

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Joanne Wegener's curator insight, April 19, 2017 2:10 PM
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The contribution of mankind to the geological record...