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By lucas@endneoliberalism On 25 Sep, 2013 At 06:20 PM | Categorized As Bees, Neoliberal Alert | With 0 Comments
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In a Notice of Intent, the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) tells the Canadian public that they are looking to implement protective measures for corn and soybean production. The federal government is finally acknowledging reports from the corn growing regions where “approximately 70% of the affected dead bee samples tested positive for residues of neonicotinoid [...]

By lucas@endneoliberalism On 16 Aug, 2013 At 01:21 AM | Categorized As Bees, Green Business | With 0 Comments
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For $500 and 50 acres of abandoned land next to the Seattle airport, beekeeper Bob Redmond bred half a million bees. This is an outstanding achievement and these types of efforts should be multiplied while we deal with the root cause -nicotine-based pesticides-, argues Michael Richard from Treehugger. Virtually every food and vegetable depends on [...]

By lucas@endneoliberalism On 28 Jul, 2013 At 11:46 AM | Categorized As Bees, Neoliberal Alert | With 0 Comments
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Grain Farmers of Ontario is lobbying the provincial government to fight a potential ban on Neonicotinoids. The federal Pest Management Regulatory Agency determined last year that the insecticide used to treat corn, canola, and soy was primarily responsible for mass bee deaths. The lobby group says that grain farmers could lose up to 20 bushels [...]

By lucas@endneoliberalism On 2 Jul, 2013 At 02:50 PM | Categorized As Bees, Progressive Politics | With 0 Comments
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Finally, a representative government understands that bees are more valuable to agriculture than the profits of a few corporations. The state of Oregon responded to the sudden death of 50,000 bees found last month on a Target parking lot by temporarily banning some insecticides linked to the bee catastrophe, the Grist reports. End Neoliberalism. Tax [...]

By lucas@endneoliberalism On 20 Jun, 2013 At 07:17 PM | Categorized As Bees, Neoliberal Alert | With 0 Comments
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25,000 bumblebees died yesterday in a Target parking lot in Oregon due to pesticide poisoning, the Daily Kos reports . Failing to regulate multinational corporations that incur vasts profits while passing the environmental and economic externalitites to the public destroys businesses that provide real value to the economy. Bees provide a crucial service for our [...]

By lucas@endneoliberalism On 13 May, 2013 At 02:29 PM | Categorized As Bees, Neoliberal Alert | With 0 Comments
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Putin decried Obama’s support to Monsanto, which toxic products are killing bees in mass, and warned the world that the extinction of bees will cause food shortages so severe that it may lead to a new world war. EU Times reports Picture Credit: FaceMePLS CC BY 2.0

By lucas@endneoliberalism On 13 May, 2013 At 01:09 PM | Categorized As Bees, Neoliberal Alert | With 0 Comments
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Just in the province of Ontario, bees provide $2 billion in pollinating services to the agricultural industry. All throughout North America bees are disappearing in record numbers due to toxic pesticides used by big corporations, especially those in the corn sector ruled by Monsanto. End Neoliberalism E-book. $2.99 Picture Credit: antaean CC BY 2.0

By lucas@endneoliberalism On 25 Mar, 2013 At 10:41 PM | Categorized As Bees, General News | With 0 Comments

Just when the mass extinction of the bee is unfolding in front of our eyes, a study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis discovered that bee venom kills HIV. USNews

By lucas@endneoliberalism On 25 Mar, 2013 At 09:06 PM | Categorized As Bees, General News | With 0 Comments

A coalition represented by attorneys for the Center for Food Safety sue EPA for supporting bee-toxic pesticides. Center for Food Safety