By Nikki Harper
Contributing Writer for Wake Up World
It has been more than twenty years since the first alarming reports of declining bee numbers began to surface, and thirteen years since the first incidents of colony collapse disorder were reported . Statistics show that honeybee populations in the United States, for example, have declined from around 6 million hives in 1947 to 2.4 million hives in 2008, a reduction of some 60% . →
Read more via Bee Deaths Continue Around the World as Pesticide Use and Toxicity Increases — Wake Up World
Elias Marat, TMU
Morgan Freeman has long been known for having a voice of gold, using his clout and vocal talents for such worthy causes as environmental conservationist group One Earth. But it has also become apparent that the beloved actor also has a heart of gold–especially now that he has devoted his ranch to helping save honeybees.
The 81-year old actor took up beekeeping on his 124-acre Mississippi ranch as a simple hobby in 2014, largely in reaction to the mass die-offs that were occurring and continue to this day.
Read more & video: “Morgan Freeman Is a Beekeeper Now” (4:24) Morgan Freeman Turns his 124-Acre Ranch into Huge Honeybee Sanctuary to Save the Bees — Waking Times
Olivia Rosane, EcoWatch
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.
via Pesticide Exposure Changes Bees’ Genes — Waking Times
by: February 26, 2019
(NaturalHealth365) Previous studies have supported that an organic diet has the potential to reduce pesticides in the body through evaluating urinary pesticide metabolite excretion. Until recently, such research has predominantly focused on organophosphate pesticides. However, a new study published in Environmental Research seeks to change that trend.
Specifically, the presence of pyrethroids and neonicotinoids have been previously overlooked, and the use of these compounds are rapidly on the rise today – specifically in pesticides. This particular study titled, Organic Diet Intervention Significantly Reduces Urinary Pesticide Levels in U.S. Children and Adults, examined the urine of four diverse American families pre and post an all organic food diet.
Taking time to target the previously ignored chemical compounds that the World Health Organization would like to ban, the results of this groundbreaking study will shock you…Read more
via Organic diet NEWS: How to dramatically REDUCE pesticides in the body – in just one week — Natural Health 365
(Natural News) For more than a decade, Natural News has been warning the public about the dangers of the use of chemical pesticides and herbicides, and the genetic modification of plants to withstand the onslaught of such chemicals. In return, Natural News – like most members of the independent media – has been vilified, mocked and even censored by the mainstream media. Worse, even generally respected journalists have stubbornly insisted, despite mounting evidence that these chemicals have a profoundly negative effect on human and environmental health, that so-called “conventional” farming methods are totally safe.
Sadly, Big Agri has continued to sell its deadly poisons, and things have now become so bad that even some in the mainstream media have started reporting on the devastating impact these chemicals continue to have on insect populations. Read more
via As global insect population plunges toward total ecological collapse, the corporate-run media still censors the truth about GMOs and pesticides — NaturalNews.com
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
via France First Country to Ban Bee-Killing Neonicotinoids in Europe — Waking Times
(Natural News) It’s quite simple: About 87 percent of all flowering plants are pollinated by animals, and this includes 70 percent of the planet’s most produced food crops. Bees alone are responsible for pollinating one in every three bites of food we eat. Without pollinators like bees, birds and bats, we would be faced with…..Read more
via Hummingbirds and bumble bees are being exposed to neonicotinoid pesticides at alarming rates — NaturalNews.com