Bee killing pesticide banned

Federal Court to EPA: No, You Can’t Approve This Pesticide That Kills Bees —By Tom Philpott | Fri Sep. 11, 2015 6:00 AM EDT   417 Dancestrokes/Shutterstock On Thursday, a federal appeals court struck down the Environmental Protection Agency’s approval of a pesticide called sulfoxaflor. Marketed by agrichemical giant Dow AgroSciences, sulfoxaflor belongs to a […]

Glyphosate is Killing Microbiomes

The Microbiota Crisis: How the Herbicide Glyphosate is Killing Microbiomes     by Martin Michener, PhD Health Impact News Healthy Gut Flora: Key to Health Americans are beginning to realize that our gut flora is extremely important to our health, both daily and for the long term. But most folks have little idea about how to ensure […]

Reclaiming choice???

      Will Federated Farmers new “Reclaiming choice” lobby groups look at pressuring to change the National Environmental Standards to allow GE into NZ overriding Council precautions? From: Claire Bleakley (president@gefree.org.nz) Federated Farmers chair is asking for the GE debate to be science based. Mounting research in the last few years has indicated that […]

Herbicide-free farming

“Weeds Your Way” – Organic Farmers Share Secrets of Herbicide-Free Farming June 24, 2015 – The battle between weeds and food crops is as old as agriculture, a conflict that organic farmers manage through knowledge, experience, and creativity. “Weeds Your Way,” a new study by researchers at Cornell University funded by OFRF, found that successful […]

EPA under pressure over Enlist Duo herbicide

EPA under pressure over Enlist Duo herbicide 26 June 2015Rebecca Trager A number of pesticides have recently been assessed for carcinogenicity by a World Health Organization agency © iStock Just months after the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) concluded three organophosphate pesticides, including glyphosate, are ‘probably carcinogenic’ it has now […]