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Corn insecticide linked to great die-off of beneficial honeybees

Michael Bernstein EurekAlert New research has linked springtime die-offs of honeybees critical for pollinating food crops — part of the mysterious malady called colony collapse disorder — with technology for planting corn coated with insecticides. The study, published in ACS’ … Continue reading

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Sophisticated Underground ANT City-Labyrinth of highways ‘Rivals the Great Wall of China

Source: ATS A sophisticated underground ant city once populated by millions of insects has been discovered by a team of scientists. The abandoned megalopolis, which features vast subterranean highways, paths and gardens, was found buried beneath the earth in Brazil. … Continue reading

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Four legs good, six legs better? EU to spend 3 million Euros to promote eating insects ‘as alternative source of protein’

Source: Daily Mail The EU will spend three million Euros to research ‘the potential of insects as an alternative source of protein.’ Research projects will be selected this year. Food experts agree that insects would probably have to be disguised … Continue reading

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Colony Collapse Disorder = Bee Stress

Jacqueline Freeman is the author of an upcoming book “Bees, the OTHER Way”. She points out the different strategies that conventional bee keepers might try to save their hives from colony collapse disorder. 12 things to prevent colony collapse disorder: … Continue reading

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Refuse to Eat These Foods – They Could Destroy Your Reproductive Organs

Source: Mercola Genetically modified (GM) mosquitoes could be released into the U.S. environment as early as January 2012.  A private firm is planning to initiate the release of the GM mosquitoes in the Florida Keys. The first GM mosquito release … Continue reading

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Best safety net for farmers? Healthy soil.

Source: Panna Farmers across the country are seeing the impacts of climate change first hand. Crop losses to drought, floods, heat waves, insects and diseasesmade headlines throughout the year. We hear Congress plans to improve crop insurance programs in recognition … Continue reading

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Genetically Modified Mosquitoes to be Released in the US for the First Time

Source: Natural News To those of you who have been eager to hear the latest news concerning the potential release of genetically modified mosquitoes – here it is. It turns out that the genetically modified mosquitoes could be released into … Continue reading

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Mosquitoes may be used to kill their offspring

Source: Chron These mosquitoes are genetically engineered to kill – their own children. Researchers on Sunday reported initial signs of success from the first release into the environment of mosquitoes engineered to pass a lethal gene to their offspring, killing them … Continue reading

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Feeling peckish? Try a bug

Source: SMH INSECTS are being hailed as the ultimate food – low in fat, low in cholesterol and high in minerals, with twice the protein of meat and fish. The public may not yet be convinced, but that hasn’t stopped … Continue reading

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Scorpion in your soup? EU spends £2.5m encouraging people to eat insects

Source: Mail Online Nutrition experts have found a cheap way to help save the environment and solve the food shortage crisis. They have found an abundant supply of food rich in calcium and protein, while low in fat. But the … Continue reading

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