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Airlines Flight Crews Pollution Sickness Syndrome

By Catherine J Frompovich What’s making airlines flight crews sick? Reports have been surfacing about cabin crews complaining regarding new, corporate-issued uniforms making them sick.  Other crew members have filed lawsuits [1] regarding what’s known as “aerotoxic syndrome.” [2] And now, American Airlines pilots are complaining their new, corporate-issued uniforms literally are making them sick….

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Europe is on the Brink of Completely Banning Bee-Killing Insecticides

By Alex Pietrowski As the first North American bumble bee has been officially added to the list of endangered species in the U.S., the European government is making a move to prohibit the use of neonicotinoid insecticides, which are widely believed to be a major contributing factor to the rapid collapse of the world’s bee and pollinator…

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Maryland Beekeepers Ended 2016 with Another Year of Heavy Losses

By Bill Castro, Bee Friendly Apiary The year 2016 will be known to Maryland beekeepers as another year of extremely heavy losses. According to Bee Informed Partnership (BIP), losses exceeded 56 percent in 2016. Over a three-year average, Maryland beekeepers have lost 54 percent of their total colonies. Maryland has approximately 14,000 (plus) registered honeybee colonies,…

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Dirty Dozen List of Fruits and Veggies With Most Pesticides 2017

By Heather Callaghan, Editor Avoid The Top 12 List Of Fruits And Veggies Ridden With Pesticides Not all of us can afford organic produce, that’s why the annual “Dirty Dozen” and “Clean Fifteen” list is so helpful when we navigate grocery stores and farmers markets. For the last 13 years, the Environmental Working Group (EWG),…

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Pesticides are NOT Needed to Feed the World, Says New UN Report

By Alex Pietrowski The argument for the extreme overuse of agrichemicals in global industrial farming is that supposedly without the advances made by Monsanto and other chemical giants, the world would starve. We need products like glyphosate, terminator seeds and genetically modified foods to feed so many people, they say, but this is really nothing…

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Pesticide Exposure Damages the Mouth Microbiome

By Brandon Turbeville A new study published in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology has demonstrated a disturbing link between pesticide exposure and the destruction of healthy bacteria of the mouth. The study involved an examination of “oral buccal microbiota” in an agriculutural community involving 65 farm workers and 52 non-farm workers. The purpose of…

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As Bee Population Continues Decline Scientists Introduce Robobee

By Brandon Turbeville As the bee population in the United States continues to decline, some scientists are working on a backup option which many people are calling the Robobee. A recent announcement coming out of the journal Chem, in an article by Eijiro Miyako, a chemist that the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and…

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Meals Without Bees – A Photo Series by Fairmont

By Heather Callaghan, Editor Fairmont Hotels has released a photo series depicting a day’s worth of typical meals – but in a near-future without bees. What do hotels have to do with bees? The two don’t really go hand-in-hand, do they? Hotels…bees…hotels…bees… Well, in a world with declining bees you certainly wouldn’t get a complimentary…

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