Scientists have recently discovered that pesticides commonly used as flea treatments for pets are contaminating rivers. The new research reveals widespread contamination, with two neurotoxic pesticides found in concentrations that far exceed accepted safe limits. More specifically, researchers have found widespread contamination of rivers with two neurotoxic pesticides commonly used in veterinary flea products: fipronil and the neonicotinoid imidacloprid.
Pesticides Making Birds Anorexic
Researchers discover that some birds become anorexic after eating neonicotinoid pesticide-laced seeds, causing them to lose weight and delay their southward journeys.
How common are potentially toxic insecticides in our food? New study
Researchers investigate prevalence of potentially toxic insecticides Researchers are increasingly concerned that residue from agricultural insecticide neonicotinoid is … More
Bayer Pesticides Eats Monsanto, Seeds and All
The U.S. Justice Department will allow German drugs and pesticides group Bayer AG to acquire Monsanto Company in a $62.5 … More
Pesticides ARE Harming Bees, say Scientists in Largest Study Ever
So here again we have yet another scientific study demonstrating that pesticides–in particular, controversial neonicotinoid pesticides–are harming bees. (These pesticides … More
Pesticides in Applesauce with Natural Labeling Inspires Lawsuit
After years of food safety organizations, including here at CFL, arguing that Big Food’s “natural” labeling was deceptive and misleading … More
Pesticides Sterilizing Bees: New Study
There have been numerous studies trying to uncover the link between Big Chemical’s most widely used neonicotinoid insecticides and the … More