|Bees exposed to high levels of pesticides suspected in colony collapse|
Los Angeles Times - 7/24/2013. By Geoffrey Mohan - Pesticides sprayed on crops could be making honey bees susceptible to a fatal parasite and contributing to recent declines in bee populations, according to a study. Researchers found 35 pesticides, some at lethal levels, in the pollen collected from bees servicing major food crops in five states, including California, according to the study published online Wednesday in the journal PLOS One.
|The Monsanto Menace|
The Village Voice - 7/24/2013. By Chris Parker - The feds see no evil as a belligerent strongman seeks control of America's food supply.
|Bees Exposed to Fungicide More Vulnerable to Nosema Parasite|
USDA - 7/24/2013. By Kim Kaplan - Honey bees that consume pollen that contains amounts of commonly used fungicides at levels too low to cause the bee's death still may leave them more susceptible to infection by a gut parasite, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and University of Maryland research published today in PLOS ONE.
|MRSA: Farming up trouble|
Nature - 7/24/2013. By Beth Mole - Microbiologists are trying to work out whether use of antibiotics on farms is fuelling the human epidemic of drug-resistant bacteria.