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Animals, Environment

Insecticide toxic to songbirds: study

Research at the University of Saskatchewan has linked the use of two kinds of widely-used insecticides to serious health issues in songbirds.  Scientists found that imidacloprid (neonicotinoid) and chlorpyrifos (organophosphate) are directly toxic to songbirds that eat seeds. Tests on» 

Animals, Economy, Environment, Health, International, Science and Technology

Toxic pesticide traces in honey

Honey is one of nature’s oldest natural sweeteners. However scientists have discovered that this natural product now has something very unnatural in it, toxic neonicotinoid pesticides. The neonicotinoid group of chemicals are the most common class of pesticide in world-wide» 

Animals, Environment, Health, Science and Technology

Sex beats poison when it comes to insect control

with files from Emily Chung, CBC With the sometimes bitter debate continues over widespread farm use of the insecticide family of neonicotinoids, another alternative is making inroads. There has been a battle between environmentalists, scientists and beekeepers on one hand,»