Pesticides damage the brains of baby bees, new research finds
Pesticides, along with the climate crises and declining habitat, have been blamed for their declining numbers. And in a new study published Tuesday, scientists examined exactly how bumblebees are affected by pesticides by scanning bumble bee brains and testing their learning abilities.
Associated risk factors – Recent publication:
Pesticide contamination and associated risk factors at public playgrounds near intensively managed apple and wine orchards.
Environmental Sciences Europe, 2019
“Environmental quality and pesticide dispersion in Val di Sole using bee-collected pollen as a bioindicator”
Honeybees are insects with an essential function as pollinators for mostly of the agricultural and natural species, allowing so the vast majority of worldwide food production. Beyond this role, honeybees are used as excellent bioindicator of the environmental quality. The ability of honeybees to undertake the role of ecological detector is due to unique morphological and ethological characteristics of this insect.
How Oligarchs and Populists Milk the E.U. for Millions.
The European Union spends $65 billion a year subsidizing agriculture. But a chunk of that money emboldens strongmen, enriches politicians and finances corrupt dealing.
A short outline, from the beginnings until October 2019
Johannes Fragner-Unterpertinger / Hans Perting
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Europe must act on intensive farming to save wildlife, scientists say
EU’s agriculture policy needs urgent reform, organisations tell incoming commission president.
The EU’s common agricultural policy (CAP) should be overhauled urgently to stop the intensification of farming practices that is leading to a steep decline in wildlife, scientists from across the bloc have urged.
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’.
A tale to be continued…
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