Tagged: insecticides

More evidence on the effects of neonicotinoids on honey bees…maybe? - Guest Work

Guest Work Jun 30, 2017

Dr David Pattemore, Plant & Food Research Two papers were published today in the prestigious journal Science reporting negative effects of neonicotinoid pesticides on honey bees and wild bees in realistic field trials. Neonicotinoids are arguably public enemy number one for bees in the mind of the public, but the actual science behind the headline-grabbing stories is far from conclusive … Read More

Here’s how you beat ‘indestructible’ head lice - Guest Work

Guest Work Aug 08, 2016

Cameron Webb, University of Sydney Head lice don’t pose a particularly serious threat to our health but they do cause great anxiety among parents and carers. This anxiety, and associated stress, is made even worse given the perceived social stigma of a family infested with parasites, and the seemingly endless battle to exterminate these pests. What are … Read More