|High number of pesticides within colonies linked to honey bee deaths|
EurekAlert! - 10/7/2016. Honey bee colonies in the United States have been dying at high rates for over a decade, and agricultural pesticides – including fungicides, herbicides and insecticides – are often implicated as major culprits. Until now, most scientific studies have looked at pesticides one at a time, rather than investigating the effects of multiple real-world pesticide exposures within a colony.
|This food might have gone to waste. Instead, it will feed thousands|
Bangor Daily News - 10/6/2016. By Kathleen Pierce - Two tons of food that would have gone unconsumed was saved in Maine this week. Perfectly fine kale, carrots, beets and more slated for compost or the plow made their way to the Fork Food Lab, where chefs and volunteers are turning this would-be wasted bounty into a hearty stew that will feed thousands Friday in Monument Square.
|Bayer Risks Complex Toxics Liability in Monsanto Deal|
Bloomberg - 10/6/2016. By Brian Dabbs - A pending purchase topping Bayer AG’s shopping list, the $66 billion cash deal to buy seed company Monsanto Co., may ensnare the German pharmaceutical Goliath into a web of ongoing environmental liabilities, attorneys tracking the pact told Bloomberg BNA.