Tag Archives: Syngenta

Bees join birdies as focus at Guelph golf course

GUELPH — Golfers might be wondering what all the buzz is about at Cutten Fields Golf Club this spring and summer. The historic College Avenue private club has teamed up with seed and crop product multinational Syngenta to increase the … Continue reading

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Bee pesticides may ‘harm developing brains of unborn babies’

Experts find chemicals that may adversely affect neurons and brain structures associated with learning and memory. Controversial pesticides linked to declines in bee populations may harm the developing brains of unborn babies, experts at the European Food Safety Authority ruled on Tuesday. They … Continue reading

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Two insecticides a risk for human nervous system: EU

Brussels — The EU warned Tuesday that two widely used insecticides, one of which has already been implicated in bee population decline, may pose a risk to human health. The neonicotinoid insecticides acetamiprid and imidacloprid “may affect the developing human … Continue reading

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EU must promote honey bees through sustainable farming model

The EU ban on neonicotinoids is a perfect opportunity for European and UK authorities to build a robust and sustainable farming model which promotes the value of the honey bee. To Owen Paterson’s extreme disappointment, European honey bees finally had something … Continue reading

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Pesticide ban to protect bees enters into force

As of December 1, farmers in the European Union will no longer be able to make large-scale use of pesticides suspected of killing bee populations. But the busy honey-makers remain under threat. The ban, approved by the European Commission in April of … Continue reading

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The Award of Shame: Vote to Save the Bees!

Switzerland – On November 26, online voting for the public eye Awards opened; the competition that puts the spotlight on corporations with a dismal record in terms of social and environmental responsibility.  Commonly referred to as “awards of shame”, the initiative was … Continue reading

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Study shows low risk to bees from neonicotinoids

NEONICOTINOID pesticides do not pose a threat to bee health at doses typically used in the field, according to the results from an extensive field trial carried out by Syngenta. The agrochemical giant hopes the research, which has finally been published after … Continue reading

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How green bullying, junk science and EU lies killed off yet another successful industry

This is a story with everything: bees, junk science, the French behaving badly, the EU at its worst… (H/T Richard North at EUreferendum). You’ll read it and go: “Yes! This is why I hate the EU. This is why it can … Continue reading

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