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Hard to believe this, but:
Climate doubter Pruitt takes EPA reins as Trump targets regulations
28% of US bees wiped out this winter, suggesting bigger environmental issues
More than half of beekeepers suffered unsustainable losses, with deadly mite infestations and harmful land management practices piling on pressure
GMOs are dangerous to our health, according to latest independent research
There has been a debate raging about GMOs for a long time now. On one side of the debate is the idea that genetic engineering is progress for humanity, and it is a natural extension of more traditional breeding techniques. The other side believes genetically modified foods are unsafe for human consumption and harmful to the environment.
Biotech companies claim that genetic modification yields more precise control over artificial selection. Studies funded by the industry consistently demonstrate safety, but only over the short term. For years Monsanto, Dow, Syngenta, and other biotech based agricultural companies have told the public that we have nothing to worry about. This will be the technology that will improve food in every conceivable way. Food will be more nutritious, more vigorous, more disease resistant, etc. There are literally thousands of studies demonstrating GMO safety. A pattern has emerged, however. Their glowing, short-term studies are funded or performed by the industry itself.
Pesticides and High Fructose Corn Syrup Recreate “Classic” Colony Collapse Disorder in Experiments
This is getting silly.
While pesticide maker Bayer CropScience may keep denying it, the evidence keeps mounting up that imidacloprid, a neonicotinoid pesticide, is having a massive influence on the plight of our honeybees.
From researchers in Indiana finding a clear link between bee deaths and neonicotinoid exposure in agricultural settings through recent studies showing that minute doses of insecticides lead to increased vulnerability to parasites, the headlines have not been looking good for the pesticide industry. Just last week we saw two studies published showing non-lethal doses of neonicotinoids disrupting bees navigational behavior and ability to reproduce.
While more and more research is linking BPA to a number of health problems including cancer, reproductive problems, behavioral problems in children, liver problems, and diabetes, heart disease has been less well known. While one study at the University of Exeter showed a correlation between BPA and heart disease, it didn’t show a cause and effect relationship, and therefore, it couldn’t predict future heart health.