New Evidence Shows Bayer, Syngenta Fought Scientists For Data On Bee Study

The pesticide giants also encouraged the academics to study their own research on bees, which showed no harm from their products; only to be rebuffed by researchers.

Central Illinois corn and soybean farmer Tim Seifert loads his field planter with Syngenta insecticide for refuge corn while planting DEKALB seed corn, left front, for spring planting .

Bayer and Syngenta repeatedly asked scientists to give them raw data on a major new study which found that neonicotinoid pesticides cause harm to bees before it was published, according to emails obtained under Freedom of Information (FOI) rules. Both companies cited their position as co-funders to try to get information from researchers at the

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Despite Ag Industry Efforts, First Bee Species Listed As Endangered

On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of the Interior officially added the rusty patched bumblebee to the endangered species list, sparking concerns about the rapid decline of the bee population.

The rusty-patched Bumble bee (Bombus affinis) has become the first bee species to be officially placed on the endangered species list (Photo: Photo: Dan Mullen/Flickr)

MINNEAPOLIS - While proposals to place honeybees on the endangered species list have been in speculation for months, some have argued that the population of the world’s most important pollinator could still make a comeback. However, that has proven not to be the case, as the first bee species has now been officially placed on the endangered species

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Video: New Court Ruling Could Transform Bee Deaths Debate

Some scientists and NGOs pin blame for bee deaths on pesticides known as neonicotinoids, the chemical companies which make neonics have said the parasitic mite is harming the bees.

A bee approaches landing on a blossom at a farmers field. The federal government is finally acknowledging and addressing colony collapse disorder.

Bee populations have been in decline across the world for a number of years, but the reason for this drop off is hotly disputed. Some scientists and NGOs have pinned the blame on pesticides known as neonicotinoids. Meanwhile, the chemical companies which make neonics have said the parasitic mite Varroa Destructor is harming bees. A new

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Study: Scientists That Won’t Link Pesticides To Bee Deaths Are Often Funded By Agrochemical Industry

‘Syngenta and Bayer have a substantial amount of influence in the debate,’ said one neurobiology researcher in response to a Greenpeace analysis of corporate corruption in pesticide research.

A bumble bee perches on rape blossoms near Munich, southern Germany. A new study shows that scientists funded by pesticide makers downplayed the role pesticides had in decimating worldwide bee populations.

MINNEAPOLIS --- Pesticide manufacturers have spent millions influencing researchers who are investigating the role of neonicotinoids, a nicotine-like chemical found in many major pesticides, in bee die-offs, according to a recent analysis by Greenpeace. The analysis arrives just weeks after scientists released the results of a long-term study

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Miracle-Gro To Cease Sales Of Insecticide Linked To Bee Deaths

Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. has announced that they will eliminate the use of a class of insecticides which have been linked to negative effects on pollinator populations, including bees and butterflies.

A honey bee at a hive entrance fanning, colony collapse disorder is causing alarm over the security of the world's food supply.

After reviewing possible threats to honey bees, Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. has decided to end the use of neonicotinoid insecticides for its Ortho brand lawn and garden care products. The company said they are expanding their selection of non-neonicotinoid products and will completely end the use of neonicotinoid ingredients imidacloprid, clothianidin

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Federal Government Unveils Plan To Address Alarming Decline In Bee Population

Lessening “the effects of pesticides on bees is a priority for the federal government, as both bee pollination and insect control are essential to the success of agriculture,” the report said.

A bee approaches landing on a blossom at a farmers field. The federal government is finally acknowledging and addressing colony collapse disorder.

A bee approaches landing on a blossom at a farmers field.  The federal government is finally acknowledging and addressing colony collapse disorder. WASHINGTON  — The federal government hopes to reverse America's declining honeybee and monarch butterfly populations by making more federal land bee-friendly, spending more money on research and

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