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EPA Finds Insecticide Threatens Pollinators

Could certain insecticides be threatening the bees we need to keep agriculture flourishing and put food on our dinner tables? The latest information from the Environmental Protection Agency confirms what researchers and conservationists have been warning about. The EPA has announced that its preliminary risk assessment shows the neonicotinoid insecticide named imidacloprid can pose a […]

Continue Reading By on February 15, 2016 in agriculture, ecology, pesticides, pollinators, toxic

Green Goes Mainstream: Rodale Institute says Organic Agriculture Could Reverse Climate Change

World leaders, Fortune 500 executives and climate scientists are all discussing solutions to impending climate change chaos. They’re crunching numbers and exploring how new technology could help.  In our ongoing Green Goes Mainstream series, we hear from agriculture experts who’ve discovered that the solution to climate change could be right under our feet. Leading research […]

Continue Reading By on July 31, 2014 in agriculture, farm, farming, organic, pollinators, sustainable

Saturdays in the Garden: President Obama Creates Plan to Protect Pollinators

Could the American food supply be at risk from a lack of healthy pollinators in our farms and gardens? That’s the concern behind a new Pollinator Health Task Force established by President Barack Obama this summer.  Of course, pollinators, especially bees, are critically important for agriculture.  Here’s what the White House sent out in a […]

Continue Reading By on July 5, 2014 in agriculture, ecology, garden, insects, organic, pollinators