Fighting Fire with Facts: Union of Concerned Scientists vs. Monsanto

Fighting Fire with Facts: Union of Concerned Scientists vs. Monsanto
The courageous Union of Concerned Scientists has launched an ad campaign to counter claims made in Monsanto’s glossy PR campaigns. UCS has run their ads this month on buses and transit stations in Washington D.C., targeting areas near USDA headquarters, the EPA offices, and Capitol Hill. Their hope is that Washington leaders, disproportionately influenced by… Read more »

Study Finds Pesticides Linked to Bee Colony Collapse; Groups Petition EPA to Suspend Use

Study Finds Pesticides Linked to Bee Colony Collapse; Groups Petition EPA to Suspend Use
The research magazine Science recently published studies that linked a commonly used class of pesticides, neonictotinoids, with declining bee populations. Neonictotinoids have been the fastest growing category of pesticides since their introduction in the mid-90’s, and they were developed specifically because they are less toxic than other pesticides. Unfortunately, they work as a neurotoxin on… Read more »