Polish snail farms inch towards huge potential
13/06/2013 10:32 am
At a snail farm in lake-rich northern Poland, one of a growing number of breeders across the country, it is easy to accidentally step on a mollusc making a break for freedom.
More pests 'resistant to GM crops': study
11/06/2013 9:54 am
More pest species are becoming resistant to the most popular type of genetically-modified, insect-repellent crops, but not in areas where farmers follow expert advice, a study said on Monday.
EU bans three pesticides harmful to bees
24/05/2013 3:13 pm
The European Commission said Friday that it will ban for two years beginning in December pesticides blamed for killing the bees that pollinate food and fruit crops.
US Supreme Court finds for Monsanto in seed patent battle
14/05/2013 8:19 am
The US Supreme Court ruled in favor of Monsanto Monday over an Indiana farmer accused of having pirated the genetically-modified crops developed by the agribusiness giant.
EU to slap two-year ban on bee-harming pesticides
30/04/2013 9:05 am
The European Commission said Monday it would impose the world's first continent-wide ban on three pesticides which environmentalists say are killing the bees that pollinate Europe's crops.
EU set to ban pesticides blamed for decline of bees: source
26/04/2013 8:45 am
The EU appears set to impose a two-year ban on the use of insecticides blamed for a sharp and worrying decline in bee populations, an EU source said Thursday.
Life is sweet for beekeepers in Greece, but for how long?
22/04/2013 8:47 am
The rosemary season has ended, but sage is in full bloom.
Greenpeace protest over bee deaths at Swiss firm
18/04/2013 9:07 am
Greenpeace activists claiming pesticides decimate bee populations protested Wednesday at the headquarters of Swiss agrichemical giant Syngenta, hanging a huge banner outside.
Balkan folklore helps puts bite on bedbugs
10/04/2013 8:39 am
It's been frozen, baked, suffocated and sprayed with toxins... and each time the bedbug bounces back, leaving tiny bite marks on legs or arms where it takes a blood meal.
US regulators under fire over bee-toxic pesticides
28/03/2013 9:27 am
US environmental regulators are under fire from beekeepers and conservationists who say they are failing to vet risky pesticides that put people and valuable crop pollinators like bees in peril.