Tag Archives: pesticides

Cause of colony collapse disorder?

Scientists may have found the answer to ‘colony collapse disorder’ that has caused a severe reduction in bee populations. A bee shortage has serious implications for the world’s future food supply for the many crops that require pollination by bees. … Continue reading

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CCA treated timber restrictions

I am concerned to hear that CCA treated timber has been used to construct garden beds and other structures in some school gardens, so it might be a good time to remind readers that the uses of these timbers have … Continue reading

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Derris dust

Following my post on organophosphates and ADHD, one of my blog readers asked for more information about derris dust (rotenone) that has been popular with organic gardeners for pest control as rotenone is an organic pesticide made from the roots … Continue reading

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Organophosphates and ADHD

Earlier this week, ‘Today’ program on Channel 9 aired a segment about new research showing a link between organophosphate pesticides and ADHD. The research involved 1,139 children between 8 and 15 years and found high levels of organophosphate metabolites in … Continue reading

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