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A study has been conducted by Dr. Brian Eitzer and his team from the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station which analyzed the impact of pesticides on honeybee health.
According to the EPA’s definition, a pesticide is “any substance or mixture of substances intended for: preventing, destroying, repelling, or mitigating any pest. Though often misunderstood to refer only to insecticides, the term pesticide also applies to herbicides, fungicides, and various other substances used to control pests.
Under United States law, a pesticide is also any substance or mixture of substances intended for use as a plant regulator, defoliant, or desiccant.”
In the world of agriculture and especially in beekeeping , neonicotinoids have maintained the spotlight as the scientific evidence continues to grow regarding the decline of the world’s bee population. Neonicotinoids are defined by the EPA as a class of insecticides with a common mode of action that affects the central nervous system of insects, causing paralysis and death. All of the neonicotinoids were registered after 1984 and were not subject to reregistration. Some uncertainties have been identified since their initial registration regarding the potential environmental fate and effects of neonicotinoid pesticides, particularly as they relate to pollinators.
In this special series called “The Neonicotinoid View”, hosts, June Stoyer and Tom Theobald will speak to Dr. Brian Eitzer from the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station about his research. Stay tuned!
In this special series called “The Neonicotinoid View”, host, June Stoyer, will be joined by special guest host, Tom Theobald to talk to Dr. Chensheng (Alex) Lu, Associate Professor of Environmental Exposure Biology at Harvard about his research on honeybees and neonicotinoids.
Dr. Lu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. Dr. Lu’s primary research interest is in the area of pesticide exposure and health risk assessment using biological monitoring approach. Dr. Lu is developing a research program integrating novel exposure assessment tools, physiologically-base pharmacokinetic models and cumulative risk assessment models. Dr. Lu’s current research projects include; 1) exploring the feasibility of assessing pesticide exposure using saliva as a biomarker, 2) assessing children’s aggregate pesticide exposures in a longitudinal manner, 3) investigation the variation of dietary consumption patterns and the corresponding pesticide exposure, and 4) estimating absorbed pesticide dose in children and farm worker population using Exposure-Related Dose Estimating Model. Dr. Lu currently serves as an ad hoc member on the US EPA Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) Scientific Advisory Panel, and an ad hoc member on the National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety (NIOSH) grant peer-review panel. Stay tuned!
Only three percent of Starbucks, the largest seller of coffee is organic. That means that an average of 250 pounds of chemical fertilizer is sprayed on each acre. Most people are not aware that regular coffee consumption can be a significant cause of pesticides in their body.
There is a great deal of concern that our honeybees do not have enough food to eat because of the amount of pesticides being used. However, most homeowners do not realize that their demand for pristine lawns and continuously flowering plants that have low to zero maintenance are a huge part of the problem. The lack of food not only effect honeybees but other pollinators such as butterflies. Are we sacrificing sources of food so that our yards can be free from the site of plants such as clover, and dandelions, etc? Even roadside maintenance poses an issue as wildflowers and other beneficial plants are mowed down for aesthetics. Is there anything we can really do to keep our yards looking nice and not take away food from pollinators? In this segment of The Organic View Radio Show, host, June Stoyer talks to Dr. Vera Krischik about how we can help pollinators by practicing IPM (Integrated Pest Management) and take an active role in replenishing available food sources. Dr. Krischik is an Associate Professor in the Dept. of Entomology at the U of Minnesota and an Extension Specialist in Landscape Integrated Pest Management (IPM). Today's show is brought to you by Eden Foods the most trusted name in certified organic clean food! Shop online at EdenFoods.com and enter the coupon code “ORGVIEW” when prompted during checkout to receive 20% OFF any regularly priced items (excluding cases). For other promotional offers, please visit TheOrganicView.com’s website. Stay tuned! ©2014 TheOrganicView.com. All Rights Reserved.
As we continue our special series called The Neonicotinoid View, host June Stoyer and special guest co-host, bee advocate, Tom Theobald, talk to Dr. Dave Goulson, Professor of Bumblebee Ecology and Conservation at the University of Sussex about his research on bumblebees and the impact neonicotinoids have on bumblebees.Today's show is brought to you by Eden Foods the most trusted name in certified organic clean food! Shop online at EdenFoods.com and enter the coupon code “ORGVIEW” when prompted during checkout to receive 20% OFF any regularly priced items (excluding cases). For other promotional offers, please visit TheOrganicView.com’s website. If you are not receiving our most recent interviews, please re-subscribe to our new Official RSS feed on iTunes, Youtube or you can visit our podcast archives at www.theorganicview.com. ©2014 TheOrganicView.com. All Rights Reserved.
As we continue our special series called “The Neonicotinoid View”, hosts June Stoyer and special guest-host, Tom Theobald will be joined by Dr. Susan E. Kegley, to discuss the impact of sulfoxaflor and discuss the pros and cons of this agro-chemical. Dr. Kegley is Principal and Founder of the Pesticide Research Institute (PRI), an environmental consulting firm providing research, analysis, technical services and expert consulting on the chemistry and toxicology of pesticides. Dr. Kegleys consulting work focuses on pollutant fate and transport; human and ecological exposure assessment and risk assessment; development of tools to assess relative risks for different pesticides; development of integrated pest management (IPM) approaches to minimize pesticide use; environmental monitoring (with a focus on air and water sampling); and analytical chemistry. She also has expertise in pesticide regulation and policy, ecotoxicology, human toxicology, and epidemiology. Dr. Kegley has a BS in Chemistry, Summa cum laude, from the University of Richmond and a PhD in organic/inorganic Chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. If you are not receiving our most recent interviews, please re-subscribe to our new Official RSS feed on iTunes, Youtube or you visit our podcast archives which can be found at www.theorganicview.com. Stay tuned!
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How do chemical, hormones, and pesticides in our food and environment affect fertilty, pregnancy, and health of our families. Host Dawn Davenport interviews Dr. Tracey Woodruff, Director of the Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment at the University of California San Francisco about common environmental chemicals and exposures affect on getting pregnant and miscarriage.
Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:
Blog summary of the show
More Creating a Family resources on infertility and miscarriag can be found here.
As we continue our special series called The Neonicotinoid View, host June Stoyer talks to world renowned neonicotinoids expert, Dutch Toxicologist, Dr. Henk Tennekes and bee advocate, Tom Theobald, to review some of the common beliefs as stated in a previous discussion on the show by bee experts Randy Oliver and Walter Haefeker, regarding the impact of neonicotinoids. The questions posed were as follows:
Do you think independent research should be used to determine neonicotinoid policy?
What should the registration process for a neonicotinoid consist of?
Tune in to listen to final installment of this three part series which addresses some of the key focal points concerning the impact of neonicotinoids and bee health as discussed previously in the Randy Oliver and Walter Haefeker discussion. For those of you that missed the Oliver-Haefeker discussion, please visit TheOrganicView.com, which is the only place where you can listen to the entire interview.
Today's show is brought to you by Eden Foods the most trusted name in certified organic clean food! Shop online at EdenFoods.com and enter the coupon code “ORGVIEW” when prompted during checkout to receive 20% OFF any regularly priced items (excluding cases). For other promotional offers, please visit TheOrganicView.com’s website. If you are not receiving our most recent interviews, please re-subscribe to our new Official RSS feed on iTunes, Youtube or you can visit our podcast archives at www.theorganicview.com. ©2014 TheOrganicView.com. All Rights Reserved.
Due to numerous requests, we are airing this segment once more. As we continue our special series called "The Neonicotinoid View" which was created to explore the impact of systemic pesticides, host June Stoyer and special guest co-host, Tom Theobald talk to Dr. Alex Lu, Associate Professor of Environmental Exposure Biology at Harvard about his latest research on honeybees and neonicotinoids titled: Sub-lethal Exposure To Neonicotinoids Impaired Honeybees Winterization Before Proceeding To Colony Collapse Disorder. Today’s show is brought to you by LiquidWeb.com the most reliable hosting provider with 24/7 heroic support! Listeners of today’s show will receive one hundred dollars credit towards Storm Servers, which includes Virtual Private Servers and Dedicated hosting or you can try LiquidWeb’s shared hosting for free for one month by using the coupon code: “orgview”. Please visit LiquidWeb.com and make sure you tell them that you found out about them on the show! If you are not receiving our most recent interviews, please re-subscribe to our new Official RSS feed on iTunes, Youtube or you can visit our podcast archives at www.theorganicview.com. ©2014 TheOrganicView.com. All Rights Reserved.
John Kempf, Founder and CEO of Advancing Eco Agriculture, interviews Kent Friedrichsen of Perry, Iowa. Kent is a long-time farmer of various crops including corn, soybean, aronia berries, hazlenut, alfalfa, etc.
Kent discusses the current state and challenges of agriculture and how moving away from pesticides has been a benefit. He explains that while other farmers are battling Japanese Beetles, his crops are going unaffected due to the increase in his overall crop health and plant nutrition.
Listen now to learn more about Kent's methods and experiences.
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