Artist Tells Stories Of Dead Bees

Artist Sarah Hatton has created a series of works using thousands of dead bees displayed in spirals symbolic of agriculture. She wants to bring attention to bees’ decline due to pesticide use. Full Story — website

Monarch Butterflies Hit New Low; “Worrisome” Trend

The king of the butterflies may reign no more: Monarch butterflies are experiencing a steady decline, a new report says, with the insects occupying the smallest area of land in one Mexican butterfly reserve than they have in two decades. Full Story — website

Monsanto’s Roundup, Glyphosate Linked to Parkinson’s and Similar Diseases

New research, published in the journal Neurotoxicology and Teratology, indicates a connection between a component in Monsanto’s Roundup and Parkinson’s disease. Glyphosate is said to induce cell death, with frightening repercussions. Full Story — website

Canadian environmental groups ask for review of pesticide chemicals banned in other countries

Two of Canada’s major environmental groups are asking the federal government to review the use of 30 pesticide chemicals already banned by other countries that they say pose risks to the environment and to people’s health. Full Story — website

Genetically Modified Crops Have Led To Pesticide Increase, Study Finds

(Reuters) – U.S. farmers are using more hazardous pesticides to fight weeds and insects due largely to heavy adoption of genetically modified crop technologies that are sparking a rise of “superweeds” and hard-to-kill insects, according to a newly released study. Full Story — website

Pesticide threat to bees to be investigated by parliament

A powerful group of MPs will quiz ministers on why, unlike in other countries, the mounting evidence of serious harm is not leading to action… Full Story — website