Environment

ENVIRONMENT

Fukushima Debris Hits Hawaii

January 24, 2013 1

Debris set adrift by the 2011 Japanese tsunami has made its way to Hawaii, triggering concerns over the unknown effects of the radiation it may carry from the meltdown of the Fukushima reactor. Debris has […]

ENVIRONMENT

Beekeepers Expect “Worst Year for Bees”

January 23, 2013 2

“We’re facing the extinction of a species.” That’s what one Midwest-based large-scale commercial beekeeper told me last week at the annual gathering of the American Honey Producers Association (AHPA). And he meant it. Bee losses […]

ENVIRONMENT

EPA Confirms Rootworm Resistance in Corn

January 18, 2013 1

WORTHINGTON, Minn. — The Environmental Protection Agency has verified for the first time that some corn rootworms have developed resistance to genetically modified corn sold by Monsanto. Rootworm resistance is suspected in a number of […]

ENVIRONMENT

Floods Cause GM Crop Surge Fears

January 10, 2013 3

Poor weather throughout 2012 could see Somerset farmers upping pressure to legalise genetically-modified crops to increase their chances of a good yield. Last year began with a serious three-month drought, resulting in most of the […]

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