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  • German chemical giant in talks to buy Monsanto [Bayer]

    05/19/2016 7:14:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies ^ | 19 May 2016 11:56 GMT+02:00 | (AFP/The Local)
    German pharmaceuticals giant Bayer and the US group Monsanto said Thursday they are in talks on a possible merger to create a global player in pesticides, seeds and genetically modified crops, following weeks of speculation about a possible tie-up. Both sides have emphasized that the talks are still only exploratory at this stage and neither has mentioned how much any proposed deal would be worth. But with Monsanto’s market value estimated at around $42 billion (€37.5 billion), observers say it would be bigger than the recent acquisition of Switzerland’s Syngenta by China National Chemical Corp. […] The US group has...
  • U.S. to halt expanded use of some insecticides amid honey bee decline

    04/03/2015 5:20:58 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 4/3/15 | Reuters
    (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said on Thursday it was unlikely to approve new or expanded uses of certain pesticides while it evaluates the risks they may pose to honey bees. The so-called neonicotinoid pesticides are routinely used in agriculture and applied to plants and trees in gardens and parks. But their widespread use has come under scrutiny in recent years after a drop in the number of honey bees and other pollinating insects, which play key roles in food production. The decline is attributed to factors including pesticide and herbicide use, habitat loss and disease, according...
  • Honeybees abandoning hives and dying due to insecticide use, research finds

    05/11/2014 7:05:56 AM PDT · by Renfield · 37 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 5-9-2014 | Damian Carrington
    The mysterious vanishing of honeybees from hives can be directly linked to insectcide use, according to new research from Harvard University. The scientists showed that exposure to two neonicotinoids, the world's most widely used class of insecticide, lead to half the colonies studied dying, while none of the untreated colonies saw their bees disappear. "We demonstrated that neonicotinoids are highly likely to be responsible for triggering 'colony collapse disorder' in honeybee hives that were healthy prior to the arrival of winter," said Chensheng Lu, an expert on environmental exposure biology at Harvard School of Public Health and who led the...
  • Rats or Humans? Inside Saddam's Extermination Plant [Aug. 2002]

    Rats or Humans? Inside Saddam's Extermination Plant(August 29, 2002)This story was found at: He was introduced as director of research and development at Falluja, one of the remote factories where the United States claims Saddam Hussein could be making chemical and biological weapons. Asked if he had worked on any of Saddam's chemical weapons programs, Dr Mohammed Frah played a straight bat: "In the early 1980s I worked for five years on the chemical and biological programs at Al-Muthanna." This is the name of a critical centre in Saddam's weapons program - a huge pesticide complex that produced...
  • Bed bugs

    11/15/2011 6:45:48 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 22 replies
    Conservapedia ^ | November, 2010 | Conservapedia
    Bed bug From Conservapedia Jump to: navigation, search Bedbug Scientific classification Kingdom Information Domain Eukaryota Kingdom Animalia Subkingdom Bilateria Branch Protostomia Phylum Information Superphylum Panarthropoda Phylum Arthropoda Sub-phylum Mandibulata Infraphylum Atelocerata Class Information Superclass Panhexapoda Class Insecta Sub-class Dicondylia Infra-class Pterygota Order Information Superorder Condylognatha Order Hemiptera Sub-order Heteroptera Infraorder Cimicomorpha Family Information Superfamily Cimicoidea Family Cimicidae Genus Information Genus Cimex Species Information Species C. lectularius Population statistics A Bed bug is any of approximately 75 species of a small parasitical insect of the family Cimicidae, particularly the common bed bug (Cimex lectularius) of the temperate areas of the northern...
  • WSJ: Death by Environmentalist (DDT, and the silent spring of human beings dead of malaria)

    12/29/2004 6:14:52 AM PST · by OESY · 10 replies · 1,653+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 29, 2004 | Editorial
    Aid workers tending to the ravaged islands and coastlines of southern Asia say a big concern is an outbreak of malaria and other waterborne diseases.... Which reminds us of a just-out World Health Organization report anticipating a shortage in a key antimalarial drug.... This news about treatments wouldn't be so devastating but for the fact that the international groups in charge still can't get malaria prevention under control. And that's the real tragedy. A blight that has been all but eliminated in the West, malaria still claims between one million and two million lives every year in the underdeveloped world....

    07/25/2002 4:58:15 AM PDT · by JameRetief · 18 replies · 709+ views
    Red Flags Weekly ^ | 7-24-2002 | David Crowe
    July 24, 2002 MAD COWS OR MAD SCIENTISTS? THE SUPPRESSION OF ALTERNATIVE EXPLANATIONS By David CroweThe smoke and flames from funeral pyres for hundreds of thousands of British cows are fading into distant memory, but the fear of this disease affecting livestock or wildlife continues to circulate the globe. Most people do not realize that there is a non-infectious explanation for Mad Cow disease and other spongiform encephalopathies and chronic wasting diseases. This is due to the reluctance of scientists, health and agriculture bureaucrats and most of the media to question a theory that affects public health once it is...