Thursday, July 31, 2014

GMO Farm Fields Poisoning The Water In Midwestern Rivers

Foto: A new U.S. Geological Study found that midwest rivers in the heart of the nations GMO corn & soy fields are persistently contaminated with neonicotinoid insecticides. While neonicotinoid use has increased throughout the country, the Midwest in particular has seen a dramatic increase over the last decade. The use of clothianidin, one of the chemicals studied, on corn in Iowa alone has approximately doubled in just two years, from 2011 and 2013. 

Neonicotinoids are chemically similar to nicotine and are pesticides that are toxic to a broad range of insect pests. They are also known as systemic pesticides, which are pesticides that spread throughout the entire plant structure, making everything from roots to pollen toxic to organisms that come in contact with it. As a result, neonicotinoids have been linked to the global disappearance of honey bees and other nontarget organisms, such as earthworms, birds, and aquatic invertebrates. The study looks at nine rivers and streams, including the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. The rivers drain most of Iowa, as well as parts of Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. These states have the highest use of neonicotinoids in the country. Not surprisingly, neonicotinoids were found in all nine rivers and streams.

Ready for a summer's dip in the river? Maybe NOT. 

READ: http://www.beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/?p=13717

READ: http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=3941#.U9Ee8fldVqU

READ: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0269749114002802

#neonicotinoid #neonic #insecticide #pesticide #MidwestRivers #MississippiRiver #MissouriRiver #NishnabotnaRiver #LittleSiouxRiver #SFIowaRiver #OldMansCreek #MaquoketaRiver #NFMaquoketaRiver #IowaRiver #aquatictoxicity #savethebees #GMO #systemicpesticides #GMOFreeUSA #GMOFreeCanada




A new U.S. Geological Study found that midwest rivers in the heart of the nations GMO corn & soy fields are persistently contaminated with neonicotinoid insecticides. While neonicotinoid use has increased throughout the country, the Midwest... in particular has seen a dramatic increase over the last decade. The use of clothianidin, one of the chemicals studied, on corn in Iowa alone has approximately doubled in just two years, from 2011 and 2013.

Neonicotinoids are chemically similar to nicotine and are pesticides that are toxic to a broad range of insect pests. They are also known as systemic pesticides, which are pesticides that spread throughout the entire plant structure, making everything from roots to pollen toxic to organisms that come in contact with it. As a result, neonicotinoids have been linked to the global disappearance of honey bees and other nontarget organisms, such as earthworms, birds, and aquatic invertebrates. The study looks at nine rivers and streams, including the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. The rivers drain most of Iowa, as well as parts of Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. These states have the highest use of neonicotinoids in the country. Not surprisingly, neonicotinoids were found in all nine rivers and streams.

Ready for a summer's dip in the river? Maybe NOT.

READ:    http://www.beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/?p=13717

READ:   http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=3941#.U9Ee8fldVqU

READ:   http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0269749114002802

#neonicotinoid #neonic #insecticide #pesticide #MidwestRivers #MississippiRiver #MissouriRiver #NishnabotnaRiver #LittleSiouxRiver #SFIowaRiver #OldMansCreek #MaquoketaRiver #NFMaquoketaRiver #IowaRiver #aquatictoxicity #savethebees #GMO #systemicpesticides #GMOFreeUSA #GMOFreeCanada
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