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A neonic that’s bad news for birds

Here in Europe, three insect-killing neonicotinoids are under a temporary ban. One of the banned neonics is called imidacloprid. Six months into the neonic ban, here’s new science about imidacloprid and insect-eating birds in the Netherlands. The chemical and biotech … Continue reading

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GM apples

When apple (Malus domestica) fruits are cut or bitten, we all know that the cut surfaces turn brown. To stop this happening, here’s a range of genetically modified (GM, genetically engineered, GE) apples called Arctic apples. Ordinary apples turn brown … Continue reading

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AMPLE APPLES

Originally posted on ECO-opia:
  By  YETNEBERK TADELE  FORTUNE STAFF WRITER Addis Fortune source: http://addisfortune.net/articles/ample-apples/   Once Invisible Apples Have a Bite of Ethiopia’s Fruit Market Following the growing production of local apples, street fruit vendors have surrounded the city, where…

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Pests and wildlife in the year that was

Lewis at Woodlands.co.uk tells us how 2012 – a rather wet year was a good one for slugs in Britain, especially the Spanish stealth slug (Arion flagellu) which I mentioned in July. A good year for slugs is bad news … Continue reading

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Apples

When I wrote about blackberries three days ago I heard my mother’s voice in my head, saying ‘blackberry and apple.’ My mother cooked blackberries (the fruit of the bramble, Rubus fruticosus agg.) with apples (the fruit of Malus domestica) at … Continue reading

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