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Beekeeper, Farmers, and Public Interest Groups Sue EPA over Failed Oversight of Neonicotinoid-coated Seeds

filed a lawsuit today challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) inadequate regulation of the neonicotinoid insecticide seed coatings used on dozens of crops. EPA has allowed millions of pounds of coated seeds to be planted annually on more t
Center for Food Safety
added Jan 7, 2016 02:04

EPA Releases the First of Four Preliminary Risk Assessments for Insecticides Potentially Harmful to Bees

announced a preliminary pollinator risk assessment for the neonicotinoid insecticide, imidacloprid, which shows a threat to some pollinators. EPA’s assessment, prepared in collaboration with California’s Department of Pesticide Regulation, indicates that
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
added Jan 7, 2016 01:43
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[Minnesota, South Dakota] MARCOTTY: Bees win small victory at EPA

the ongoing war over pesticides and pollinators continued to escalate: Environmental groups and beekeepers, including two in Minnesota and South Dakota, sued the agency, alleging that it failed to properly regulate neonicotinoids used as seed coatings on
Minneapolis (MN) Star Tribune
added Jan 7, 2016 01:47

The Turn of the Century / Tobacco's XXI I Century Group (PDF)

XXII intends to succeed by focusing on technology that allows it to increase or decrease the level of nicotine in tobacco plants through genetic engineering and plant breeding. The company comes at this in two distinct ways.
Tobacco International
added Apr 26, 2016 00:41

[Philippines] NTA-Abra braces tobacco farmers for El Nino

National Tobacco Administration (NTA) is taking necessary measures to support the tobacco farmers in order to maintain high quality products and high productivity with the expected El Nino.
added Dec 30, 2015 23:12

[Africa, Zimbabwe] Climate change shortens tobacco season

THE tobacco sector will experience a shorter season as a result of climate change which has brought the rains late, the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) has said.
Newsday (zw)
added Dec 30, 2015 23:10

[Asia, Japan] Public smoking bill to hit Diet next week, will not include penalties for infraction

Liberal Democratic Party lawmakers have compiled an outline for a bill detailing where people can and cannot smoke in public places...did not include any punitive clause in the outline out of fear of offending tobacco farmers, a key support group for the
Japan Times (jp)
added Dec 30, 2015 14:59

[Africa, Zimbabwe] Poor rains, erratic power supply affect tobacco output

Tobacco growers have started reaping early irrigated crop, but the sector is expected to register a decline in volumes due to poor rains and erratic power supplies that affected irrigation activities. Most tobacco growers said the irrigated crop was in
Zimbabwe Daily
added Dec 29, 2015 23:18

[Asia, India] A tumultuous year for tobacco sector in Prakasam

turbulence to a level never been witnessed since the crop holiday was declared in 2000 to correct the demand-supply mismatch. Tobacco growers in the drought-prone Prakasam district have not seen any crisis since then as the Tobacco Board fixed realistic
The Hindu Online (in)
added Dec 29, 2015 17:46

Court fight threatens Delaware biotechs

The union between iBio and Fraunhofer focused on the development of vaccines using a process that infuses bacteria into nicotiana – a relative of the tobacco plant used to make cigarettes.
Wilmington (DE) News Journal
added Dec 26, 2015 23:40
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