Pesticide Exposure Changes Bees’ Genes — Waking Times – March 8, 2019

Pesticide Exposure Changes Bees’ Genes

Olivia Rosane, EcoWatch
Waking Times

A new study has found that exposure to certain pesticides can alter bees‘ genes, leading researchers to call for tougher regulations on the widely-used chemicals.

The study, published Wednesday in Molecular Ecology, looked at the impact of two neonicotinoidpesticides on bumblebee populations and found that they impacted genes involved in a variety of important biological processes.

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France First Country to Ban Bee-Killing Neonicotinoids in Europe — Waking Times – September 18, 2018

Heather Callaghan, Contributor Waking Times In 2016, France’s National Assembly voted to totally ban the bee-killing pesticides known as neonicotinoids by September 2018. Now, the time has come to make good on that plan, the country announced on Saturday. While farmers are incensed by this move, beekeepers are even angrier. Earlier this summer, Parisian beekeepers staged a bee funeral to really…..Read more

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