Showing posts from May 14, 2010

Are Pesticide Regulators on theTake?

Canadian Authorities Refuse to Protect Precious Pollinators From Known Toxins. Is Something Crooked Going on Here? by Larry Powell Nothing smacks of collusion between government officials and the agro-chemical industry, quite like the current crisis facing the world’s pollinators. For years, scientific research teams both far and near, have been documenting dwindling numbers, even extinctions, of several populations of pollinators like honey bees and bumble bees. Scores of reputable groups, including The Canadian Pollination Institute (CANPOLIN) , the Xerces Society and the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in the ‘States, are all sounding the same alarm; “The diversity and abundance of insect pollinators are in a global state of decline. This decline represents a serious threat to the integrity of natural ecosystems and the production of many crops.” Xerces has been devoted to preser

Alta. County Calls Disaster as Storms Kill Calves

Manitoba Co-Operator - Staff - 5/13/2010 What began as a....