Bee-Dependent Growers Encouraged to Halt Use of Neonicotinoids

Since the 1990’s over a third of all raised bees have disappeared in what scientists have dubbed, ‘Colony Collapse Disorder‘ or CCD.  A mysterious condition where bee colonies are rapidly decimated by as yet unknown causative agents. Over the years theories have emerged blaming various culprits such as parasitic mites and the use of applied … Read moreBee-Dependent Growers Encouraged to Halt Use of Neonicotinoids

Improved Compliance Needed to Ensure Long-term Efficacy of Transgenic Crops

Diabrotica virgifera virgifera or western corn rootworm is a serious threat to corn farming causing widespread destruction to the roots of plants from feeding larvae. Transgenic strains of corn were developed to leverage toxin producing genes from Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) as an insecticide. Bt delta endotoxin has been in use since the 1960’s as a direct … Read moreImproved Compliance Needed to Ensure Long-term Efficacy of Transgenic Crops