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How Pesticides Pushed Cockroaches Into Rapid Evolution


In the 1980s, manufactures began making cockroach baits that combined sweet glucose with deadly insecticides. By 1993, many cockroach populations somehow developed an aversion to the bait. Now, 20 years later, scientists finally understand how the roaches beat these traps.

As GMO Corn Weakens, Pesticides Are Back


In 2003, Monsanto debuted corn seeds with a gene—Bt—that generates pest-killing toxins designed to resist the ravages of rootworm. Soil insecticide use cratered as a result, with only 9% of corn acreage nationwide treated with it in 2010, down from 25% in 2005. But then things started to change: In 2011, scientists discovered rootworms with Bt resistance, and now pesticide makers say sales are once again booming. In the case of Syngenta, sales of its corn insecticide more than doubled last year; American Vanguard, which the Wall Street Journal reports has been acquiring insecticide companies based on the belief that just such resistance would come to pass, saw a 41% rise in insecticide sales in Q1.

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Pesticide chemicals are usually derived from petroleum, and some of them are based on fluoride. Pesticides are, of course, sprayed on crops to kill insects. But an overwhelming mountain of scientific research shows that pesticides remain intact on foods, and when they're consumed by humans they cause devastating diseases such as:

Study Links Pesticides to Bumblebee Destruction…Again


In today’s news from the desk of Captain Obvious—scientists have found that pesticides may be contributing to the decline in bumblebees. Yes, apparently we needed another study for this. That study, led by biologists with the University of London, looked at what happened to bees in areas where different crops are sprayed with pesticides. What they found could explain why bumblebee colonies are failing.