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[Bulgaria] Campaign on tobacco purchasing not over even at 50%: expert

In his words, the said campaign started in October as regards certain tobacco types, such as Virginia, which is the broadleaf type. “The campaign on buying Oriental tobacco started on the part of some companies before the New Year yet, ultimately, we ca
Focus English News (bg)
added Jan 11, 2016 03:31
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[Asia, India] Parasitic weed gives tobacco ryots the jitters

The tobacco sector in Prakasam district is facing a new crisis as the growers are spending sleepless nights owing to rapid spreads of a parasitic weed Orabanche cernua in their fields. Tobacco crop in over 5,000 hectares in the district has been affecte
The Hindu Online (in)
added Jan 11, 2016 03:10
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[Minnesota] MN beekeeper: Feds must tighten rules on insecticide-coated seeds

A new federal lawsuit led by a Minnesota beekeeper seeks to force the Environmental Protection Agency to label insecticide-coated seeds as a pesticide. The change would curb use of neonicotinoid pesticides that beekeepers say are inadvertently killing t
Minnesota Public Radio (MPR)
added Jan 7, 2016 02:06
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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
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EPA Confirms Activists' Longtime Claims: Neonicotinoid Pesticide Threatens Honeybees

The EPA's preliminary risk assessment of imidacloprid found that the pesticide "potentially poses risk to hives when the pesticide comes in contact with certain crops that attract pollinators," according to a press statement. The agency found that residu
Truthout
added Jan 7, 2016 01:59
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EPA Concludes Neonicotinoids Pose Risk to Bees, Fails to Analyze Other Pollinators

Neonicotinoids are a class of pesticides known to have both acute and chronic effects on honeybees, birds, butterflies and other pollinator species, and they are a major factor in overall pollinator declines. These systemic insecticides cause entire plan
Common Dreams
added Jan 7, 2016 01:58
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EPA Says Insecticide May Pose Risk to Bees

its first assessment of the effect on bee colonies from use of neonicotinoids, which disrupt insects’ nervous systems and are widely used in the U.S. to kill pests like aphids and whiteflies on a range of crops. The review found that one variety of the ch
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Jan 7, 2016 01:56
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This Controversial Pesticide Is Harming Honeybees

The risk assessment comes as honeybee colonies continue to experience large declines. A survey of 6,100 beekeepers published last May found that 42.1 percent of U.S. managed honeybees were lost between April 2014 and April 2015. Beekeepers in some states
Think Progress (blog)
added Jan 7, 2016 01:55
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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
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EPA Data Confirms Honey Bee Exposure to Hazardous Pesticides, According to Beyond Pesticides

While EPA finds the insecticide imidacloprid, a neonicotinoid or neonic pesticide, at various levels in crops, the assessment confirms bees' widespread and sustained exposure to the highly toxic and persistent chemical through poisoned pollen and nectar.
PR Newswire
added Jan 7, 2016 01:46
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