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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.

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The Flame Broiler Restaurant Chain Adds Vegan Option

The 180-location restaurant updated its menu for the first time in 21 years ... with a vegan option.
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Off-Broadway Play to Honor Vegan Activist Dick Gregory

Recording artist John Legend will write and produce an original song for the production.
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Mainstream Shoe Brand Launches "Non-animal Collection"

Popular shoe company Vagabond debuts a spring 2016 line that contains zero animal products.
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New Matthew Kenney Restaurant Slated For May Opening

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