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Pesticides Restricted to Benefit Bee Population

The federal government is now limiting the use of a pesticide that it is contributing to colony collapse disorder.

The Environmental Protection Agency recently issued a statute forcing agriculture chemical companies to add a warning label on the packages of a class of pesticides known as neonicotinoids, and it has additionally prohibited the use of the pescticides on crops where bees are pollinating nearby. Earlier this year, a federal investigation revealed that agriculture chemicals were partly responsible for the widespread colony collapse disorder, and the European Commission recently banned their use altogether. While environmental activists see this as progress, some note that more needs to be done. Lisa Archer, food program director of the organization Friends of the Earth, notes that the ban is “far short of what is needed to protect bees and other pollinators from pesticides that a growing body of evidence show are harming and killing them."

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Six-Course Vegan Wine Pairing Dinner Lands in PA

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NYC Vegan Grocery Throws Ice Cream Social for Justice

At the event, Orchard Grocer will debut a vegan ice cream created by NYC vegan establishment Modern Love Brooklyn to raise funds for LGBTQ youth.
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More Than One Quarter of Brits Slash Meat Intake

New market research reveals a large number of British people have reduced their meat consumption in the previous six months.
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Vogue Names "Vegan" Top Wedding Trend in 2017

The fashion publication says that weddings this year feature vegan food more often than just one vegetarian option.
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Vegan Company Launches "Chucky" Bath Bombs

Thanks to beauty company Loquita, cruelty-free (but terrifying) bath products can be yours in time for Halloween.
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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.

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