VegNews Daily

Diesel Emissions Linked to Bee Population Decline

Chemicals in diesel fuel may be preventing bees from using their sense of smell to find flower nectar and pollinate plants.

Research conducted by the University of Southampton has revealed that diesel emissions may be contributing to colony bee collapse disorder by inhibiting the insects from using their sense of smell to detect the nectar in flowers. During the study, scientists exposed bees to a floral scent that triggered their normal nectar-gathering behavior; when the scents were mixed with a chemical component found in diesel fuel, the insects were found to no longer be able to detect the flower smell. “A bee has far poorer recognition of an altered floral mix,” says study co-author Tracey Newman. “The bee needs to learn the unadulterated version, and if the bee has learned it, it will then struggle with the version that has been chemically altered.”

Coconut Milk Market to Grow by 15 Percent Annually

The plant-based milk sector is expected to boom due to increasing demand for healthy alternatives to dairy.
Read More »

Vegan Art Exhibit Examines How Humans Bully Animals

Claude Jones' anthropomorphized bulldogs act out human behaviors on canvas to demonstrate the abuse and exploitation animals endure.
Read More »

SeaWorld Cuts 320 Jobs to Stay Afloat

After months of plummeting attendance and stock prices, CEO Joel Manby cuts jobs to keep the troubled company in the green.
Read More »

Non-Fish Oil Feed to Stop Forced Fish Cannibalism

Cargill develops plant-based omega-3 oil as an alternative to fish oil used to feed farmed fish.
Read More »

Tyson Sets Up $150 Million Fund for Meat Alternatives

The meat company plans to further invest in food startups that focus on meat alternatives and waste solutions.
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 »