The Cocktail Effect

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UK citizens and the natural environment are being exposed to potentially harmful mixtures of pesticides. These mixtures appear in our food, water and soil and can affect the health of both humans and wildlife. There is a growing body of evidence that pesticides can become more harmful when combined, a phenomenon known as the ‘cocktail effect’.
www.pan-uk.org/the-cocktail-effect

The Malser Jo

The Malser JoA tale to be continued…
The_Malser_Jo.pdf

Un conte de fées avec des conséquences
Le_Malser_Jo.pdf

The Malser Jo in german language

© Hans Perting & Buchwerkstatt, Mals 2019

Pesticide Residues in Pollen

Botanical Origin of Pesticide Residues in Pollen Loads Collected by Honeybees During and After Apple Bloom

Faculty of Science and Technology, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Bolzano, Italy, 2 Laboratorio Biologico, Agenzia

Provinciale per l’Ambiente e la Tutela del Clima, Bolzano, Italy, 3 Laboratorio Analisi Alimenti, Agenzia Provinciale per l’Ambiente e la Tutela del Clima, Bolzano, Italy

www.frontiersin.org/articles

Important biodiversity

SCIENCE ADVANCES | RESEARCH ARTICLE

A global synthesis reveals biodiversity-mediated benefits for crop production

Biodiversity_Ecosystem_Services_Production.pdf

Neonicotinoid pesticides

Common pesticide makes migrating birds anorexic

When birds migrate, timing is everything. Fly too late, and they miss the peak season for finding good food, a good mate, or a good nest site. But that’s just what may happen to migrants unlucky enough to eat pesticide-laced seeds, new research shows. Toxicologists studying white-crowned sparrows have shown that these large, grayish birds become anorexic after eating neonicotinoid pesticides, causing them to lose weight and delay their southward journeys. The study might apply to other birds as well—and help explain the dramatic songbird decline of recent decades, researchers say.

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Pesticide contamination

Linhart et al. Environmental Science Europe

Pesticide contamination and associated risk factors at public playgrounds near intensively managed apple and wine orchards.

Pesticide-contamination-Suedtirol-Italy.pdf

Angels of the soil

NEWSLETTER n. 61

“Infinite economic growth in a finite world is a myth”, Felwine Sarr – Economist

PDF: SUOLO Europa Newsletter 61 – July 2019

Suolo Europa suolo.europa@gmail.com

Dow Chemical & Trump

Dow Chemical Donates $1 Million to Trump
Asks Administration to Ignore Pesticide Study

Chlorpyrifos, diazinon, and malathion are a group of pesticides that are a big money-maker for Dow Chemical, with the company selling approximately 5 million pounds of chlorpyrifos in the U.S. each year, according to the Associated Press.

www.vanityfair.com/dow-chemical

NATURERESEARCH

SCIENTIFIC REPORTS

Assessment of Glyphosate Induced Epigenetic Transgenerational Inheritance of Pathologies and Sperm Epimutations: Generational Toxicology

Link: www.nature.com/glyphosate

National Institutes of Health

Acute effect of low-dose thiacloprid exposure synergised by tebuconazole in a parasitoid wasp.

Abstract: Agricultural practices often involve tank-mixing and co-application of insecticides with fungicides to control crop pests. However, natural methods relying on biological control agents such as hymenopteran parasitoids have been shown to be highly effective in suppressing crop pest populations. The current body of insecticide risk assessment data accounting for fungicide co-application is very small, the present study being the first to examine this in a parasitoid wasp.

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