|Pesticide found in 70 percent of Massachusetts’ honey samples|
Harvard Gazette Online - 7/23/2015. By Karen Feldscher - More than 70 percent of pollen and honey samples collected from foraging bees in Massachusetts contain at least one neonicotinoid, a class of pesticide that has been implicated in Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), in which adult bees abandon their hives during winter, according to a new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
|Battle over GMO labeling shifts to Senate|
AgriPulse - 7/23/2015. By Philip Brasher - The food industry's campaign to stop states from requiring labels on genetically engineered products faces an uncertain future in the Senate following a landmark, bipartisan victory in the House.
|Marijuana Growers Hit A Snag: Toxic Pesticides|
National Public Radio - 7/22/2015. By Bill Chappell - Last month, The Oregonian reported that "a combination of lax state rules, inconsistent lab practices and inaccurate test results has allowed pesticide-laced products to enter the medical marijuana market."