VegNews Daily

Research Links Chemicals to Bee Population Decline

An average of nine different fungicides and pesticides discovered in bee pollen are tied to colony collapse disorder.

A study that was recently published in the journal PLoS One further evidence linking the agriculture chemicals to the Colony Collapse Disorder of bees. When University of Maryland and US Department of Agriculture scientists fed east coast pollen to bees during their research, they found that it significantly reduced the insects’ ability to stave off infection from the parasite Nosema Ceranae, which is implicated in the increasing rate of CCD. The researchers also revealed that the pollen contained an average of nine different pesticides and fungicides, while one sample had approximately 21 different chemicals.

 Comments

Vegan Bakery to Open Eight Locations Nationwide

Cinnaholic announces new locations across the United States, including cities in Texas, Maryland, and North Carolina.
Read More »

Vegan Beer and Food Festival Returns to Los Angeles

Tickets are on sale now for the the annual festival at Southern California's Rose Bowl.
Read More »

Animal Activist and Simpsons Co-Creator Dies

Passionate animal advocate, Sam Simon, passes away after giving away millions to animal organizations.
Read More »

Ringling Bros. to Eliminate Elephants from Circus

Citing growing public concern, elephants will no longer be part of the circus.
Read More »

Indian State Bans Consumption of Beef

In landmark legislation, the sale and consumption of beef has been banned in India's second largest state.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »